Allied Carhaul: Standoff Continues

March 18, 2011: Allied’s attempt to leverage higher rates from the auto manufacturers, banking on the higher demand for carhaul services, is continuing. Ford apparently agreed to pay Allied higher rates, but Allied has walked away from GM and Chrysler traffic, at least at this time, in the US and in Canada. In a sense, Allied is “on strike” against GM and Chrysler for higher rates to haul their cars, as well as against Honda, Toyota and other foreign manufacturers. Reportedly Allied is demanding a long-term contract from GM.

So the majority of Allied’s Teamsters are not working at this time.

In Canada, Allied is paying drivers to come to the yard and stand around, and has told them if they go to work for another company, they forfeit their Allied job.

Jack Cooper and Cassens are scrambling to pick up traffic. Jack Cooper claims they are taking the traffic (and the Allied drivers) at the Ft. Wayne Indiana GM truck plant, the Bowling Green Kentucky Corvette plant, and in Wentzville Missouri.

The International union leadership, who put all their faith in Ron Burkle and Allied, should do everything possible to make certain that Allied work remains union work.



Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

Proposed “Butch Lewis Act” Introduced

The Butch Lewis Act to protect earned pensions was introduced at a press conference today, with the entire Democratic caucus in Congress lined up in support. Now the challenge is to continue the grassroots mobilization and lobbying effort to build bipartisan support for pension protection.

Butch Lewis

The pension protection bill is named in honor of Butch Lewis, who died in December 2015, and was an important leader in the pension protection movement. His widow, Rita Lewis, has carried on the fight and was a featured speaker at the Washington DC press conference.

View More News Posts