ABF TEAMSTERS BEGIN VOTING ON NEW TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

ABF Teamsters are voting on a new contract with an immediate $3.50 wage increase, $6.50 in raises, two more sick days and one new holiday, more money for pension and health and welfare and other improvements.

Click here to view the Tentative National Agreement and all the Supplements.

Members will vote in-person according to plans made by each local union. The current contract expires on June 30. 

This is the first ABF tentative agreement to be negotiated with rank-and-file members on the national negotiating committee.

A Militant Approach Gets the Goods 

ABF Teamsters entered negotiations uniting behind new leadership. Sean O’Brien, Fred Zuckerman and the new IBT Freight Division vowed to close the concessions stand in freight. 

In May, members authorized a strike by 97.7 percent. Contract actions were held in multiple locals and a major rally was held at ABF in Chicago Heights.

Contract Improvements

The tentative agreement includes:

Wages 

$6.50 increase over the life of the contract.

The COLA provision cap has been removed, which may result in larger annual COLA increases.

Paid Time Off

MLK Day added as an additional paid holiday.

Two additional sick days were added, going from 5 to 7 days.

Technology Protections

Prohibition on use of inward-facing cab cameras, audio recorders, and body sensors in vehicles.

Health, Welfare & Pension Contributions

The company is required to stay in the current health plans in which it participates. Contribution rates to health, welfare and pension over the life of the contract is $4.46 per hour.

Click here to read the Tentative Agreement Highlight summary from the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee 

Click here To see the full agreement.

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