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Wall Street Journal: Allied—Controversy, by the Truckload

May 2, 2007: Los Angeles billionaire Ron Burkle has stirred up controversy with his effort to take control of a big chunk of the nation's car-hauling business, with some help from former President Clinton. Click here to read the full story in the Wall Street Journal.

LA Times: Allied Investors Sue Yucaipa, IBT

April 28, 2007: Shareholders of Allied Holdings Inc. claim that billionaire Ron Burkle's Yucaipa Cos. improperly conspired with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union to gain control of Allied in Bankruptcy Court. Read the complete story in the LA Times.

Carhaulers: Prepare for Contract Battle Ahead

April 20, 2007: On May 9, a hearing in federal bankruptcy court in Georgia could mark a new era for Teamster carhaulers. The Yucaipa investment company is poised to take control of some 65 percent of the carhaul industry in North America, and operate a good bit of it with wages 17 percent below union scale. The days of monopoly management are upon us. Yucaipa is controlled by Ron Burkle, a billionaire investor that the...

Allied Vote Count

Local Region YES NO % YES Total Vote 5 S 21 0 100% 21 25 E 36 28 56% 64 41 C 120 35 77% 155 63 W 7 1 88% 8 79 S 14 35 29% 49 89 C 77 86 47% 163 120 C 24 77 24% 101 135 C 9 7 56% 16 222 W 6 0 100% 6 223 W 12 0 100% 12 251 E 1 0 100% 1 299...

AP: Allied's Chapter 11 Statement Approved

April 6, 2007: Associated Press: Allied Holdings scored two victories this week, winning bankruptcy court approval of its Chapter 11 plan-disclosure statement and its request to enter into a $15 million financing arrangement. Read the full story at
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Record Profits of $6.5 Billion at UPS

While UPS Teamsters are working under a contract that imposed concessions like two-tier 22.4 drivers, UPS bosses are celebrating record profits. The company announced today it made $1.84 billion in profits during peak alone and $6.5 billion in profits after taxes in 2019.

Union Membership Steady for 2019 at 16.4 million

That represents a slight decline in percentage of unionization, according the comprehensive annual report. The union advantage remains strong: "Union members had median usual weekly earnings of $1,095 in 2019, while those who were not union members had median weekly earnings of $892" That's $10,556 per year. Read the report.

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