Carhaulers Plan Next Steps after Rejection

August 14, 2008: After voting by a 60-40 margin to reject a concessionary agreement offered by the International Union, carhaulers are planning to reverse the concessions and win a better contract.

Click here to see the vote count results.

It was the first national trucking contract rejection since the 1980s, when Teamster president Jackie Presser was handing out concessions. This deal was so bad, even Presser would have been embarrassed to try to sell it.

It was an important turning point, but only a first step. Now comes the challenge of winning a good contract.

Here’s how you can help:

Distribute contract updates. Click here to download a leaflet you can post and distribute to other members.

Keep other members in the loop. Download a Carhaul Update sign-in sheet and register Teamsters at your terminal to receive updates.

Join TDU. It’s just $40 for a one-year membership, or $95 for three, and it means you’re doing your part to support the movement of rank-and-file Teamsters working to protect our contracts, our pensions, and our rights.

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