Freight Wages Have Fallen $1.44 in 10 Years

August 23, 2007: Freight wages have fallen drastically, measured against the cost of living, in the past ten years.

In April 1997, a freight Teamster (Central Supplement) made $18.11 per hour.

If that wage rate had just kept up with inflation, today it would be $23.55. The wage today is only $22.11. That’s a $1.44 per hour wage cut in your standard of living.

It’s time for some catch up.

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