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NLRB Judge: Carhaulers Win Jobs and Backpay!

December 28, 2012: Administrative Law Judge Bruce Rosenstein has ruled that Ford contractor Voith Services conspired with the United Auto Workers (UAW) to deprive over 100 Louisville Teamsters of their jobs and their union contract. The decision orders Voith to put 85 of the Teamsters to work, pay them nearly a year's back-pay, reinstate the superior terms of the Teamster contract, and void the bogus deal the company signed with the UAW. The December 21 ruling is a...

Carhaul Contract: Hauling Cars for 25% Revenue

August 24, 2012: For some time now, various locals have taken votes to give employers a break on hauling auction cars and cars from rental companies: Teamsters are paid 25% of revenue. Some have said yes, others no, and others haven't voted yet. Jack Cooper drivers in Flint Local 332 are set to vote soon. The problem is, 25%-of-revenue rate means there is no set scale and you need to trust the company on what...

Louisville Carhaulers Fight for Jobs

August 22, 2012: More than 100 Teamsters lost their jobs in a corrupt union-busting deal in Louisville. They're fighting back and may be headed to victory. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has taken unusual emergency action in the case. Instead of waiting endlessly for a complaint to move forward, the NLRB has filed for an injunction in federal court to stop union busting.  If the NLRB's motion succeeds, the Teamsters will be returned to...

Allied Bankruptcy: What Does it Mean for Carhaulers?

June 28, 2012: What does the Allied Automotive Group bankruptcy mean for carhaulers?  That important question remains unanswered at this point. Teamster carhaulers, as well as the Ford Motor Company, need Allied to survive, because the remaining union carriers simply do not have the capacity to pick up Allied's work.  Since Ford has made Allied their preferred carrier, they likely will survive. Will Allied pick up more Ford work? That's their goal, but reportedly Ford...

Allied Automotive Group Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

June 11, 2012: Allied Automotive Group filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy last night in Delaware. CEO Mark Gendregske held a conference call this morning, where he claimed that there will be “no reduction in workforce, pay, or benefits” and that the bankruptcy will be a short process compared to Allied’s 2005 bankruptcy. Gendregske contrasted the bankruptcy to 2005, when Allied demanded Teamster concessions. He further stated there will be no changes in operations or deliveries,...
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