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Allied Carhaul: Standoff Continues

March 18, 2011: Allied’s attempt to leverage higher rates from the auto manufacturers, banking on the higher demand for carhaul services, is continuing. Ford apparently agreed to pay Allied higher rates, but Allied has walked away from GM and Chrysler traffic, at least at this time, in the US and in Canada. In a sense, Allied is “on strike” against GM and Chrysler for higher rates to haul their cars, as well as against Honda,...

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,...
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