December 1, 2008: ABF management has signaled its 12,000 Teamster employees that they will want a piece of any concessions that the Teamsters Union gives to YRCW.
In a Nov. 26 memo, ABF Chief Operating Officer and President Wesley Kemp states that ABF “must consider the ramifications of having yet another competitor with lower costs.”
YRCW and ABF are both signatory to the 2008-2013 National Master Freight Agreement.
While not yet making a demand for concessions, Kemp says that “now may be the best time to act, while we’re financially healthy, rather than waiting until we face a crisis.”
Click here to read the ABF statement.
This is a time for Teamsters to stand together in solidarity. It’s not a time to let concessions spread to any company that wants them.
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