2008 Roadway & Yellow Change of Operations- (April 26, 2008)
Displays Multi-State COOs from Teamster.org from 2001 to present. Also, current COOs are available to download as a .pdf file in the Contracts section of the website.
Freight Teamsters Ratify Five-Year National Master Freight Agreement- (February 10, 2008)
Teamster freight members overwhelmingly ratified the 2008-2013 National Master Freight Agreement NMFA) that protects existing Teamster jobs, maintains a strong wage and benefit package and provides new language to allow the largest unionized carriers a chance to better compete, which will give Teamsters more job security.
“This is a landmark contract because we won many economic gains despite this poor economy, and we have taken steps to allow the largest unionized companies a better chance to compete against the non-union competition," said Tyson Johnson, Director of the Teamsters National Freight Division.
"This contract provides a more secure future for the 70,000 Teamsters covered by the NMFA and their families," Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said.
The NMFA was ratified by a 67-percent margin. In addition, all but two of the 22 regional agreements were also ratified. The two, covering Joint Council 7 in Northern California and the Carolina Automotive Supplement, will be resolved within a week.
NMFA Vote Tallies- (February 10, 2008)
ABF Agrees to Be Bound by 2008-2013 National Freight Standards Agreement- (January 30, 2008)
Washington, D.C.) – ABF Freight System, Inc. has agreed to the Teamster Union’s demand that the company should agree to be bound by the proposed 2008-2013 Teamsters National Freight Industry Standards, which will protect union members’ futures.
Ballots will be mailed out January 14 and 15 to members who will vote on a new National Master Freight Agreement (NMFA), and local unions began holding membership meetings this week to review the tentative agreement. Most meetings will take place the weekend of January 11-13. The IBT encourages all NMFA members to attend this review meeting.
Representatives from local unions that represent freight Teamsters will meet Tuesday, January 8 in Washington, D.C. to review and approve the tentative National Master Freight Agreement (NMFA) that was reached this week with TMI/YRC Worldwide.
Before members review the contract, the January 8 “two-man” meeting must take place first. After the January 8 meeting, local unions are being asked to hold membership meetings during the weekend of January 11-13. Members will get a chance to review the contract during the membership meetings. Then, members will be sent ballots a short time later.
The tentative agreement contains good wage increases and protects members’ jobs and their health, welfare and pension benefits, said Tyson Johnson, Director of the Teamsters National Freight Division and lead negotiator.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and TMI/YRC Worldwide have reached a tentative agreement on a new National Master Freight Agreement (NMFA) that protects workers’ jobs and benefits and allows the unionized companies a chance to better compete against the nonunionized freight companies.
“This is an excellent agreement,” said IBT Vice President Tyson Johnson, Director of the Teamsters National Freight Division and lead negotiator for the union. “It provides good wage increases and protects members’ jobs and their health, welfare and pension benefits. It also allows the unionized freight companies to better compete with the non-union companies and gives the unionized companies opportunities to grow business in new areas.”
The agreement also improves the grievance procedure for workers and addresses the issue of excessive overtime, Johnson said. The NMFA covers about 75,000 union freight members. Leaders from freight local unions will meet on January 8, 2008 in Washington, D.C. to approve the tentative contract, which would pave the way for members to vote on the agreement.
TMI, Trucking Management, Inc., is the primary multi-employer bargaining arm of the unionized freight trucking industry. The subsidiaries include Yellow Transportation, Roadway Express, USF Holland and New Penn.
ABF Contract Proposal Meeting Held In San Diego on December 3rd-
The Company presented the Union with their proposals at the first meeting between the parties. The NMFA National Committee is convening in San Diego, CA on December 5th to begin negotiating with TMI, Inc. Therefore, the Western Freight Division has directed ABF to schedule future negotiating dates dependant on what is resolved in the TMI negotiations. Please stay tuned for updates as negotiations proceed.
ABF Contract Talks Scheduled December 3rd in San Diego-
Tom Strickland will be present in San Diego as the Company and Union exchange proposals in advance of the contract negotiations. Stay tuned for further updates as the talks progress.
Teamster leaders made significant progress in October during negotiations involving supplements as the union prepares to exchange national contract proposals with the bargaining arm of the unionized general freight trucking industry.
"The leaders from freight local unions accomplished a great deal during October, giving us strong momentum in the 2008 National Master Freight Agreement negotiations," said Tyson Johnson, Director of the Teamsters National Freight Division. "However, some supplemental issues need to be resolved in the coming weeks."
The union is scheduled to exchange national contract proposals on November 26 with Trucking Management, Inc., (TMI), the primary multi-employer bargaining arm of the unionized freight trucking industry.
2008 NMFA Negotiations-
Secretary-Treasurer Tom Strickland will be attending the NMFA negotiations being held in Scottsdale, AZ beginning October 1, 2007. He will be sitting on the general, P&D and office committees.
He is expecting to be out of town a good part of the month of October as part of these committee assignments, in large part due to the fact that our Local Union had more proposals be adopted as part of the offical union proposal at the two-man committee hearings held in Chicago at the end of August than any other Local Union in the West!
Local 81 has over twenty proposals from our members that are were adopted word-for-word by the two-man committee, showing that once again, Local 81's members are some of the most informed, active, and vocal Teamsters in the West! Once negotiating begins, updates will be posted regarding the progress of the negotiations.
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