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Carhaulers Kick Off National Network

(reprinted from www.TeamstersUnited.org) May 15, 2015: Over 300 carhaulers joined a Teamsters United campaign conference call on May 14 to talk about the national contract and the IBT election. General President candidate Tim Sylvester announced that John Thyer is joining the Teamsters United slate. Thyer, the principal officer of St Louis Local 604, has been a Teamster officer for two decades and a carhauler for nearly four decades. “He is everything that Hoffa isn’t,” Sylvester said. Members got to...

$50 Million Teamster Win in Louisville

November 11, 2014: Louisville Local 89 and Teamster carhaulers have won a strike victory at Ford, despite getting no support from the Hoffa administration. Teamsters who transport vehicles from the Ford assembly plant to the rails in Louisville have won a victory—and they have won big. Their victory puts an end to a dirty deal cut between Ford and contractor Voith Industrial in early 2012, which dumped 161 Teamsters who made $20 an hour and...

Judge OKs Jack Cooper Bid to Purchase Bankrupt Allied

Jonathan S. Reiskin Transport Topics 24, 2013 View the original piece A federal bankruptcy court has approved the sale of Allied Systems Holdings, once the nation’s largest auto hauler, to Jack Cooper Transport Co. for $135 million. Cooper already is the nation’s largest auto hauler, but its pending acquisition of Allied means it will have a position of dominance not seen since Allied’s prime. Cooper’s management said it expects growth in conjunction with expanding U.S....

Know Your History To Make More History: The Battle For Our Contract Rights

We have a legal right to a fair and informed vote on our national contracts. But our rights have not come without Teamsters for a Democratic Union taking on big battles.  Here is a summary of some key legal – and membership – victories involving our rights in national Teamster contracts. We Won the Right to a Fair and Informed Vote Bauman v Presser.  This case set a precedent for a “fair and informed” vote. ...

Carhaul: Jack Cooper Buys Allied

September 17, 2013: Jack Cooper Transport has won the bid to purchase Allied Systems, and will now be by far the largest carhaul operator in North America. Cooper CEO Mike Riggs says the combined carrier will have $1 billion in revenue in 2014.  Cooper will pay $135 million – with borrowed money – for Allied, and the deal was approved by the creditors committee overseeing Allied's bankruptcy, with the approval of the Teamsters International Union. This...
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