Non-Union Labor at Charlotte ABF

November 4, 2004: A non-union operator seems to be taking over the ABF cartage operation in Charlotte, N.C.

Millenium Express, a non-union cartage company, now actually rents part of the ABF dock. They use ABF’s pallet jacks and forklifts, load ABF freight onto six non-union trucks, and make deliveries and pick-ups. This has been going on for eight months and is expanding!

The excuse is “overflow freight.” Eight months of sudden overflow?

ABF is apparently exploiting Article 40, Section 4, of the Carolina Supplement to the NMFA, and the fact that Local 71 seems to allow union freight jobs to go non-union.

There are too many Teamster jobs contracted out in the freight industry. It’s time for our union, at the highest level, to just say no and enforce the contract.

Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

If You Care About Who Wins the Teamster Election, Act Like It

The International Union election is make or break for our union. The outcome will be determined by Teamsters who have not mailed back their ballots yet. It’s up to each of us to talk to members and get out the vote.

Four Myths About the Teamster Election

If you want OZ-Teamsters United to win the election, don’t fall for these four myths.

View More News Posts