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Allied Carhaulers Take Cut, Others Get Raise

May 31, 2007: Teamster carhaulers at Allied Holdings now make 19¢ less per loaded mile than their brothers and sisters at other carriers. “It’s brutal,” a Detroit driver commented as he thought about what he will lose in the coming year. Carhaulers get a 2.5 percent raise on the June 1 contract anniversary —50¢ per hour and 2.5¢ per loaded mile (1.25¢ per running mile). Two days earlier, Allied Teamsters got slapped with a 15...

Carhaulers: Prepare for Contract Battle Ahead

May 9, 2007: The Hoffa administration threatened just enough Allied Teamsters to narrowly pass concessions in April. There is a lesson in that vote for all of us. In the locals where carhaulers distributed TDU information and talked to fellow members, the concessions were voted down. We needed more TDU members, more outreach, and a stronger network. We can’t wait till it’s too late: many Allied Teamsters got in touch with us after the vote....

Did Ron Burkle Conspire with Hoffa to Acquire Allied?

May 9, 2007: Two shareholders who own 337,000 shares of Allied Holdings filed a class action suit charging that Yucaipa owner Ron Burkle conspired in 2006 with the leadership of the Teamsters to take control of Allied. The suit, filed under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, alleges that in May 2006 Burkle made his move, after his business partner, former President Bill Clinton, helped get Hoffa on board. The Teamster leadership then...

Allied Board Terminates CEO

May 9, 2007: Allied Holdings Inc. said Friday that its board of directors has voted to terminate Chief Executive Hugh Sawyer, as required by the company's proposed Chapter 11 reorganization plan. Click here to read the full story in the Associated Press.

Allied Shareholders Charge Racketeering

May 2, 2007: A major shareholder in Allied Automotive Group has filed a class-action suit charging that Yucaipa and the Hoffa administration entered into a secret conspiracy in May of 2006. The shareholders allege that the IBT concealed the Teamster concessions until after the November 2006 IBT election. The suit was filed on April 23 under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. It is highly doubtful that the suit, which seeks at least...
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