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300 Carhaulers Leave IBT, Join Autoworkers

September 1, 2009: It’s a sad day when Teamsters in a core industry desert our union for another., That is what happened today when nearly 300 Teamster carhaulers employed by Gen Auto in Ontario voted to join the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). The 145-47 vote came from carhaulers at three locations, most of them at the Oshawa General Motors plants. Even worse, 700 Teamsters employed at Allied in Ontario are now petitioning for a similar...

Oppose Ferro to head FMCSA

June 08, 2009: WASHINGTON — Trucking interests Friday took traditional partisan stances over the nomination of Anne S. Ferro to be the next administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Click here to read more at TheTrucker.com.

Active Takes Over Jack Cooper

May 29, 2009: Jack Cooper Teamsters got a new boss in May, when Active Acquisitions bought a majority stake in Jack Cooper Transport. Michael Riggs in the principal owner of Active. But Tim Cooper, in a letter to Jack Cooper employees, says that he is retaining his role with the new company. The new company will be called Cooper Active and employ about 1,000 Teamsters. The combination could make it a stronger union company. Active’s...

Carhaulers Win Back Lost Jobs

May 29, 2009: When Ramp Management tried to bust our union, members fought back—and now they’re back at work. Members of Local 325 covered by a yard agreement under the carhaul contract are going back to work with nearly $160,000 in back pay, thanks to a National Labor Board settlement. In September, 2008, Ramp Management took over the yard and rail work for production out of the Chrysler Belvidere, Ill. plant. The company pointedly stated...

Carhaul Consolidation Active Takes Over Jack Cooper

May 22, 2009: Jack Cooper Teamsters got a new boss in May, when Active Acquisitions bought a majority stake in Jack Cooper Transport. Michael Riggs is the principal owner of Active. But Tim Cooper, in a letter to Jack Cooper employees, says that he is retaining his role with the new company. Insiders say that is likely to continue. Jack Cooper will operate separately, at least for now. The combination could make it a stronger...
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