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Does Ernie Soehl Have a Plan for Freight?

Now that Tyson Johnson lost his VP position in the election and was fired as Freight Director, Teamsters wonder whether the new Freight Director, Erinie Soehl, has any plan to restore union power in the industry. Soehl has been the Eastern Conference Freight Director for some years, so working Teamsters may face more of the same. 

Freight Teamsters Want New Leadership

Freight Teamsters and UPS Freight Teamsters want strong union leadership that will rebuild Teamster power in trucking—and the numbers showed they voted overwhelmingly for Fred Zuckerman and Teamsters United.

YRC Teamster Sisters Say Enough is Enough

“We are fed up!” That was the message delivered on picket signs and with a united voice at the Freight National Grievance Panel in San Diego on July 12.

IBT Approves YRC Cameras in all Trucks

The IBT Freight Division has given the green light to YRC to install front-facing cameras in all tractors to record events such as swerves, speeding, and hard braking. YRC has agreed to not use the recordings for discipline; only to “protect” drivers.

Are Concessions Funding ABF’s Exit from LTL Trucking?

On December 1, ARCBest proudly announced the $26 million acquisition of Bear Transportation Services, a logistics nonunion operation. This is in line with ARCBest management’s plan of moving from LTL to nonunion logistics companies as a primary focus and revenue source.  

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Carhaulers are in the Dark: National Contract Expires May 31

Teamster carhaulers are being kept in the dark about negotiations as the contract expiration date of May 31 fast approaches. The IBT Carhaul Division, headed by Kevin Moore and Roy Gross of Detroit Local 299, has not communicated any plans or asked local unions to hold proposal meetings.

Rome On Trial: Aloise Hearing Begins Today

The hearing of disgraced IBT Vice President President Rome Aloise before Judge Barbara Jones begins today. Aloise has been found guilty by more independent Election Supervisors and anti-corruption officers than any other Teamster official. Rome’s latest hearing on racketeering and other charges may well be his last.  

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