Employers Fear ‘Fewer Concessions Ahead’

The headline says it all, “Hoffa Retains Teamsters Union Presidency — Fewer Concessions Ahead?” The National Law Review reports the near-win for Fred Zuckerman in the Teamster election may put Hoffa-Hall under pressure to cough up fewer contract givebacks in the future.

kim-fred.jpg

The Teamster election results have not been certified and protests are pending. But employers are worried about the impact the Teamsters United campaign has had already.

Fewer concessions is definitely not a good thing to the authors of the National Law Review article. They are attorneys from the notorious anti-union law firm Jackson Lewis.

They note that, “Teamsters United criticized Hoffa for granting pension and other concessions during collective bargaining,” and that “Teamster members in the United States cast more ballots in favor of Zuckerman.”

The anti-union lawyers fear that, “The closeness of the vote could mean less willingness on the part of the Teamsters to grant concessions in collective bargaining.”

It’s up to Teamster members to make these predictions a reality by staying united against givebacks and holding our union officials’ feet to the fire. That’s what TDU is all about.

Give anti-union employers one more thing to worry about. Contact us or Join TDU today.


Showing 3 reactions

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
  • commented 2016-11-24 08:33:54 -0500
    I rememb
  • commented 2016-11-24 02:29:49 -0500
    Employers fear fewer give backs? What a joke! It should read employers fear no more give backs, that’s all we’ve done under the Hoffa jr regime is give back! If YRC doesn’t bring us back to scale and give us our concessions back, I say we STRIKE!
  • published this page in News 2016-11-23 17:33:52 -0500
Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

In Divided Vote, IBT Moves Ahead with Pension Threat at ABF

(Reprinted from www.ABFTeamstersUnited.org) A divided IBT General Executive Board voted 13-9 to move ahead with the ABF ratification vote and rejected a motion to fix the pension freeze that threatens the retirement benefits of hundreds of ABF Teamsters.

Notice of ABF Contract Vote

The International union has issued a Notice of Referendum for the ABF contract, which locals are to post on union bulletin boards. The ballot materials will be mailed on Thursday, April 19 and received soon afterward, so voting by internet and phone is just days away.

View More News Posts