August 23, 2007: Teamster employers are on the offensive, attacking our master contracts.
Convoy 245 August/September 2007
August 23, 2007: Freight wages have fallen drastically, measured against the cost of living, in the past ten years.
August 23, 2007: We’re overdue for important contract improvements in wages, benefits and job protections.
August 23, 2007: In August, ABF pulled out of Trucking Management Inc. (TMI), which bargains the National Master Freight Agreement, to bargain separately.
August 23, 2007: Teamster contracts and benefit funds are under attack—and our union’s power is on the decline.
August 23, 2007: DHL Teamsters are organizing nationally to defend the National Master Freight Agreement and win a good contract for all DHL Teamsters.
August 23, 2007: Sept. 19 will mark the one-year anniversary of the most secretive UPS contract negotiations in Teamster history.
August 23, 2007: The assets of the Central States Pension Fund are on the rise and our union will lose long-term power in dealing with management if we let UPS split from the fund.
August 23, 2007: Brothers and Sisters,
August 23, 2007: “It is the Teamsters’ pension—and particularly the multi-employer plan—that gives the union much of its draw and power, industry observers say.” —Traffic World Magaz