I am a road driver. Some of the places we bed down are ridiculous. I wouldn’t make my dog lay in them. What rights do I have besides grieve and wait? When we find our own rooms, we get threatened with disciplinary actions. Under Article 49 in the contract, it says the company has to pay $40. Why can’t we get some relief?
- Ornery at the Road Rash Inn, Local 200, USF Holland, Milwaukee
Negotiations with ABF began this week in Scottsdale Arizona, and the schedule calls for three more sessions of bargaining in February, reconvening on January 29 for the next round.Read more
Local 63 Teamsters at the Bloomington, California YRC breakbulk have produced T-shirts that makes their unified message loud and clear: Be prepared to vote NO in 2019.Read more
Rank-and-file freight Teamsters are fighting to rebuild Teamster power in freight, beat back concessions, and organize the nonunion carriers.
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Recently appointed National Freight Director Ernie Soehl has chosen Cleveland Local 407 Vice President Mike Hienton as the Central Region Freight coordinator. He replaces Akron Local 24 President Travis Bornstein, who had worked under Tyson Johnson and Gordon Sweeton.Read more
What do you do when the YRC national contract wages are so low that you cannot find qualified workers? You raise the starting dock wage, but only at a select group of terminals! That’s the deal signed by Hoffa’s new Freight Director, Ernie Soehl.Read more
Now that Tyson Johnson lost his VP position in the election and was fired as Freight Director, Teamsters wonder whether the new Freight Director, Erinie Soehl, has any plan to restore union power in the industry. Soehl has been the Eastern Conference Freight Director for some years, so working Teamsters may face more of the same.Read more
Freight Teamsters and UPS Freight Teamsters want strong union leadership that will rebuild Teamster power in trucking—and the numbers showed they voted overwhelmingly for Fred Zuckerman and Teamsters United.Read more
“We are fed up!” That was the message delivered on picket signs and with a united voice at the Freight National Grievance Panel in San Diego on July 12.Read more
The IBT Freight Division has given the green light to YRC to install front-facing cameras in all tractors to record events such as swerves, speeding, and hard braking. YRC has agreed to not use the recordings for discipline; only to “protect” drivers.Read more