Bob McNattin, a longtime Teamster activist and TDU member from Minnesota, who played a leadership role in the successful effort to save the Central States pension, died Sept. 18 in Falcon Heights, MN, a Twin Cities suburb. He was 84.
Bob was a tireless union activist and an invaluable leader of the Teamster pension protection movement.Read more
We’ve got a lot to celebrate this Labor Day. Rank-and-file organizing is on the rise, and workers are fighting back from UPS to Amazon. Check out the new video from TDU.Read more
The Teamsters Union is stepping up efforts to organize workers at the largest DHL air hub in the United States.Read more
Reprinted from Law360 Employment Authority.
The Teamsters are getting a head start on their campaign to secure a new labor contract at UPS, and experts said widespread dissatisfaction with the current agreement and new union leadership could indicate that the union is prepared to follow through on its early threats of a strike.Read more
The International Union has published highlights for the 2022-2026 Tentative DHL National Agreement covering 3500 Teamsters. The IBT writes that the tentative agreement “is the most financially lucrative agreement in the history of the National Master and provides significant gains for the members,” and that it contains no givebacks or concessions.Read more
The Yellow freight change of operations is moving forward in the West, with the rest of the country to follow later. The change will implement the “Super Regional” network and integrate Reddaway and YRC terminals, and utilize Utility Drivers extensively. Nine terminals are closing in the West.Read more
The Central States Pension Fund, according to the latest quarterly financial report, has $7.4 billion in assets, and continues to decline. But help is arriving soon. The Fund filed an application on April 28 for $35.1 billion in a grant to protect Teamsters’ earned pensions at least through 2051, and hopefully well beyond that.
UPDATE: The Central States Fund now reports that they resubmitted a revised application on August 12 to the PBGC, and expects a decision within 120 days (by December 10). A favorable decision is all but assured, so the needed funds to protect all pensions at least through 2051 will follow. This delay should not cause any interruption in pension payments, as the Fund has sufficient money on hand for a few more years.Read more