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Workers on Disability Forced to Burn Vacation?

June 8, 2007: Thanks to a lawsuit by a Roadway Teamster, workers who are off drawing disability pay and using Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time should no longer be forced to use up their vacation time. An employee should now have the option to take the vacation pay, or save the accrued vacation time. But Yellow Freight doesn’t recognize the decision by the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. They insist that they will...

Time for Contract Improvement on FMLA

June 8, 2007: There is a glaring weakness in Teamster national contracts—UPS, freight, and carhaul—which should be corrected in this bargaining round. The contract lets employers require a Teamster off on family or medical leave to burn up their vacation time.As it stands at present, if an employee uses leave time because of a childbirth or to care for a sick parent, they cannot take any vacation that year. The court case referenced above is...

Freight Bulletin: Say NO to Pension Grabs by UPS, ABF

UPS has put an offer on the bargaining table to take 42,000 UPS Teamsters out of the Central States Fund. The CEO of ABF just announced he wants to pull out of all Teamster benefit plans. The Hoffa administration is also considering a deal to keep all UPS Freight Teamsters out of our traditional Teamster pension plans as part of a contract that would be substandard to the NMFA. Together, these proposals would put Freight...

Is This Yellow? Or Roadway?

May 22, 2007: YRC is acquiring trailers with flip-signs that say Roadway on one side, and Yellow on the other. This will provide a pool of switchable trailers, especially for rail use. A number of Teamsters have expressed concern that it is a sign that merger of Yellow and Roadway may be on the horizon. But no major integration of operations is expected soon. New YRC trailers: Just flip the placard and switch the company....

BNA Daily Labor Report: House Passes Legislation Establishing Curbs on Mexican Truck Pilot Program

May 17, 2007:The House passed legislation (H.R. 1773) May 15 that establishes strict requirements for an administration pilot plan to let Mexican trucks operate inside the United States under the North American Free Trade Agreement. Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (D-Ore.) said the "Safe American Roads Act of 2007" would assure in-depth audits and oversight of the Department of Transportation program to allow Mexican trucks to cross into the United States. DeFazio said he wished the...
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Central States Fund: $17.7 Billion

The first-quarter 2015 financial report shows assets of $17.7 billion for the Central States Pension Fund. This is down from $17.9 billion at the end of last quarter, but still ahead of where it was seven years ago, after the 2008 crash. 

Central States To Propose Benefit Cuts!

Hoffa claims to oppose pension cuts but the Central States plans to announce the worst cuts in Teamster history on October 2.

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