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Can Teamsters Trust This Man?

July 17, 2006: Hoffa is playing politics with UPS Bargaining and Overnite/UPS Freight. “We won it—card check, neutrality. UPS Freight. Wow!” Hoffa kicked off his reelection drive at the Teamster Convention by announcing that our union had won a card check agreement to organize UPS Freight (Overnite). Hoffa waved a document to the crowd and declared, “This agreement between the Teamsters and UPS Freight is a letter for card check and neutrality at Overnite.” The...

YRC Takes Hit on Stock Price

After a string of recent profitable quarters, merger mania appears to have caught up with YRC Worldwide. YRC lowered its first quarter profits by 35 percent and saw its stock price drop. Cost overruns were cited at the Yellow Transportation subsidiary. They report that Roadway Express was on track and not the problem. There was no mention of the USF subsidiaries of YRC. The company said it would offer its profit projections for 2006 when...

Overnite & UPS

The May 16 acquisition of Overnite by UPS means that our biggest nonunion competition now has the deepest pockets in the freight industry. UPS has the means to undercut union carriers to increase Overnite’s market share and you can bet they plan to do it. FedEx has turned its own LTL carrier into a $3 billion player. To compete with FedEx, UPS intends to double Overnite’s size.Unless we act decisively, Overnite’s increased market share will...

USF Teamsters Still Fighting for Jobs

The national freight grievance panel ruled on April 28 that former Red Star employees are entitled to be hired at the new USF Holland terminals in the East. The workers learned in May that the company has to back-date their seniority to when they should have been hired, but not provide back pay. Thanks to a grievance filed by members of Philadelphia Local 107, the panel ruled that USF Holland failed to hire the former...

Yellow-Roadway Kills off Dugan

Yellow has announced that its USF Dugan subsidiary will close. This is after our union spent two years, millions of dollars, and countless hours of Teamster labor to organize Dugan. After USF attacked our union a year ago by shutting down its unionized Red Star division during an ill-fated strike, some 1500 good Red Star Teamsters lost their jobs, with little to no response from the International Union. The closing of Dugan and the consolidation...
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