Today’s WSJ: News for ABF Teamsters

The Wall Street Journal reports today reports that truck driver wages are up “15 to 18%” and are going to go up faster, due to a shortage of qualified drivers. This news comes as the Hoffa administration says ABF drivers should be happy with raises from 1.2% to 1.8% per year.

The Wall Street Journal Report, “Truck Driver Salaries Rising on Surging Demand” notes “truck-driver salaries rose between 15% and 18% from 2013 to 2017” and that they are “up even more” this year.

Every ABF Teamster should look at this article before you get Hoffa’s sales job in the mail. And maybe compare them, side by side.

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  • David Thayer Sr.
    commented 2018-04-19 13:46:40 -0400
    why is it that these thieves give themselves raises and other benefits ,increased pensions, when we the people that work had our pensions cut,this shit has to stop,the rank and file must come together and revolt over this shit,the rank and file should vote on wether they get raises and pension increases,its out money not theirs.we cant just go to our employer and say we are demanding wage and pension increases.this crap must stop we are the ones that worked our lives at these shitholes and put up with bullshit,harrassment,destroying our bodies because of their ridiculous weight limits,the heat,the cold,being over dispatched,working so late we never see our families, never seeing them during the holidays and now 70 hour work weeks, and what has hoffa done about it,not a god dam thing he kisses ups’s ass.while our people that have worked 20,25,30 years retired, that fat piece of shit cuts our pensions while he takes raises and many of us cant make ends meet anymore.
  • Bruce Swearingen
    commented 2018-04-19 13:30:28 -0400
    Yet year after year Hoffa & his sycophants get substantial raises in salaries & benefits..what alt. Universe do they exist in..??
    A corruption driven one !!
  • David Thayer Sr.
    commented 2018-04-17 07:49:28 -0400
    hoffa will sell you out just like the fat prick did to ups drivers,your well being us not his concern,cutting our pensions while only the northeast took cuts proves that

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