ABF Contract Ratified, but Not All Supplements

July 5, 2013: The national contract was deemed passed by the IBT, by just 245 votes. The contract is not legally in force because six supplements were rejected, including the largest ones, the Central Region cartage and road supplements. 

And some Teamsters are questioning the ratification process, due to irregularities that could far exceed 245 votes.

RATIFICATION VOTE QUESTIONED

Many members are questioning whether the contract was properly ratified, including some who were observers at the vote count.

This is due to the close vote and the facts that many were mailed ballots for the UPS or UPS Freight contract; six postal trays, or approximately 3000 ABF ballots, were picked up a week early with the UPS ballots; the count of ballots received announced to observers was higher than the reported total yes and no count; and other issues. We are currently looking into these issues.

The local-by-local vote count is available here.

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