Carhaul Teamsters Strike PTS

June 9, 2008: Starting at 9 AM this morning, 1,250 Teamster carhaulers went on strike at Peformance Transportation Services.

Officers from local unions that represent Teamsters at PTS unanimously approved the strike in a vote on Friday. Earlier that day, a judge in a bankruptcy court approved a company proposal to slash wages by 15 percent.

PTS’s bankruptcy court maneuver was part of an end-around the bargaining process that started when the company unilaterally announced it would pull out of joint employer bargaining—just two days before the contract expired on June 1.

A flyer issued by the International Union states, “Even with the concessions, the company has virtually no chance for survival.” Click here to view the flyer.

Today’s strike has halted operations at PTS, and the company’s subsidiaries: Leaseway Motorcar Transport Company, E. and L. Transport Company, Hadley Auto Transport and Transportation Releasing.

 


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