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Carhaulers Ask "Where's the Union Leadership?"

August 16, 2010: Teamster carhaulers have been hit as hard as anyone by the Great Recession, which has drastically cut auto production. With the economy just starting to recover, carhaulers are asking “Where’s the union leadership?” In June, Allied Teamsters returned to full union scale for the first time in three years, a most welcome development. But the International union has signaled that Allied can come back for concessions, and most carhaulers expect that to...

Allied Pays Contract Rate; Asks for New Concessions

July 1, 2010: Allied Automotive Group is paying the contract wage rate for the first time in three years, but will now come to carhaul Teamsters asking for a fresh concession package. The International Union insisted that Allied pay the full scale, as a condition to bargain over new monetary relief. However, Allied CEO Mark Gendregske, in a letter to Allied Teamsters, said he will seek an agreement to suspend making pension contributions on employees’...

Union, Allied Will Meet on Concessions

Updated June 16, 2010: Allied Automotive Group has agreed to pay the full contract wage, retroactive to May 29 when their three-year concession deal expired, and will now come to carhaul Teamsters asking for a fresh concession package. Teamsters’ paychecks this week (June 18) will be incorrect; Allied has agreed to issue retroactive checks to make up the difference. For the first time in three years, Teamsters should receive the contract wage rate, while Allied...

Allied to Pay Contract Rate and Propose Concessions

June 15, 2010: Allied Automotive Group has agreed to pay the full contract wage, retroactive to May 29 when their three-year concession deal expired, and will now come to carhaul Teamsters asking for a fresh concession package. For the first time in three years, Teamsters should receive the contract wage rate, while Allied moves to bargain a concession proposal with the International Union. The International Union says they will now ask to review Allied’s finances,...

New Report on Nonunion Carhaul Available

January 19, 2010: Yesterday Dr. Mike Belzer, professor at Wayne State University and expert on trucking economics and safety, released a report on Chrysler’s use of cut-rate nonunion carhaul carriers. It’s a comprehensive look at the impact of the spread of nonunion carriers in the auto industry. It was released in conjunction with the International Union. You can access the report here.
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