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Locals Start Freight Organizing. Where's the International?

September 24, 2014: One hundred thirteen Con-way workers at the Laredo Texas terminal voted to join Teamster Local 657 on Sept 11. It’s a first-time win for our union.   The same month, Southern California Joint Council 42 filed for organizing elections at three Con-way terminals, in Los Angeles, Santa Fe Springs, and San Fernando.   And, Philadelphia Local 107 filed for organizing elections at FedEx Freight.   Is this the start of movement to organize in freight and trucking? We...

Time to Challenge YRC Purchased Transportation

September 24, 2014: YRC drivers are fed-up with pictures like this. It’s time to go beyond complaining and challenge subcontracting. There is language in the YRC MOU that offers protections, if it is utilized and enforced. It’s time to do just that. Here is some of the language that exists in the MOU:   “The maximum amount of over-the-road purchased transportation shall be limited to 6% (starting with Calendar Year 2014) of YRC Freight’s total miles...”   “The use of PTS under this section 7(e)...

Laredo Con-way Workers Join Local 657

September 13, 2014: Yesterday the Laredo Texas Con-way terminal workers voted to join Teamsters Local 657, in a first-ever organizing win at the giant LTL carrier. Los Angeles Joint Council 42 just filed with the NLRB for organizing votes at three Con-way terminals in Los Angeles, Santa Fe Springs and San Fernando. Is this the start of movement to organize in freight and trucking? We hope so! It’s certainly a good first step, and should...

Teamsters' Efforts Advance At Con-way, FedEx LTL Units

Rip Watson Transport Topics 11, 2014 View the original piece Teamsters union organizing efforts are advancing at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight, the two largest nonunion less-than-truckload carriers, according to National Labor Relations Board records. At Con-Way, Local 657 led the effort for a representation election supervised by the National Labor Relartions Board that has been set for Sept. 12 in Laredo, Texas, according to NLRB officials. Click here to read more.

Why is the trucking industry so resistant to new safety regulations and technologies?

Howard Abramson Fleet Owner 03, 2014 View the original piece In my many years covering trucking, I’ve been surprised by the industry’s steadfastly antagonistic approach to government attempts to impose new regulations and requirements to improve safety. By and large, fleets seem to look upon safety regulations as a burden to be resisted when possible and to be grudgingly endured only when active political resistance fails. While I accept that most fleets strive to reduce...
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