January 10, 2008: The IBT Carhaul Division will soon start bargaining with the employers for a new national contract. The current contract expires May 31.
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January 10, 2008: The International Union is selling the concessionary freight contract by lecturing members about the threat of nonunion competition.
January 10, 2008: The changes in the cost of retiree health care associated with the tentative contract for freight Teamsters in the Central States Health & Welfare Fund are different from thos
January 10, 2008: The proposed tentative National Master Freight Agreement is headed for a vote.
January 10, 2008: The power is in the hands of freight Teamsters, who will vote on the tentative agreement and all supplements.
January 10, 2008: A study of major Teamster pension plans reveals a growing “Benefit Divide,” with the new UPS Pension Plan paying the worst benefits in the country.
January 10, 2008: The Director of the Central States Pension Fund, Thomas Nyhan, told over 100 local union officers in December that he did not want UPS to split off from the Fund, but could not st
January 10, 2008: Many Teamster pension funds have shifted their benefit structure to one based on an annual accrual, or multiplier.
January 10, 2008: Language changes in the new UPS contract are now in effect—even though we won’t get our wage or benefit increases until August.
January 10, 2008: Supervisors working. They’re everywhere, and enforcing the contract can be a major challenge.