Teamsters

Teamsters update: Union wins one, loses one at Con-way, withdraws petitions at FedEx

The Teamsters’ efforts to organize drivers and workers at FedEx and Con-way — two of the five biggest fleets in the U.S. — saw mixed results in recent weeks.

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Trucking labor disputes: Teamsters win another FedEx victory, court orders benefits payback in misclass case

The Teamsters have scored another victory at FedEx — the labor union’s second overall win at the parcel giant and second within the last month. Also, a California port trucker has been awarded $9,000 for unreceived benefits in a 'misclassification' case.

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Teamsters score historic first when FedEx drivers vote to join

For the first time, FedEx drivers in the U.S. have voted to join the Teamsters union. In a 26-18 vote held Oct. 14, FedEx Freight drivers in Croydon, Pa., elected to join the union.

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Teamsters’ case against Green Fleet Systems goes to labor board

The National Labor Relations Board will hear arguments Aug. 25 from a California trucking company and the Teamsters union after vacating their informal agreement regarding union activity.

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Teamsters come out against hours changes, ATA still supportive

The Teamsters Union has voiced its opposition to recent Congressional action to roll back the 2013 changes to federal hours-of-service restart provisions, but ATA head Bill Graves is holding strong on the group’s support for suspending the changes.

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Teamsters back cutting Swift CEO voting power with stock structure changes

The Teamsters union is pushing a plan to change Swift Transportation's dual-class stock structure in order to give stockholders equal voting power. The company's annual stockholder meeting will be held May 8.

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Teamsters reluctantly agree to new labor deal with YRC

After rejecting a deal earlier this month, the Teamsters working with YRC Worldwide have agreed to a tentative employment deal, but the union says it will hold YRC's "feet to the fire" in moving forward.

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Teamsters gets raise out of UPS, reject contract of struggling YRC

The Teamsters have rejected the terms of a contract extension with YRC that the carrier says would help it stay afloat, while agreeing to new terms with a pay raise and better benefits at UPS.

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Tale of two CA ports in recent protest actions

Los Angeles port truckers picketed an area trucking company Aug. 27, while the previous week, Oakland port independents ended protests after leadership agreed to reach out on their behalf.

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Penske wins Kroger contract

Penske Logistics has won the contract to operate and manage Kroger’s 600,000-square-foot refrigerated food distribution facility located in West Shelbyville, Indiana. Penske officially began operating the facility July 21 and has hired the 816 existing workers at the facility, including those represented by Teamsters Local 135, the company said.  

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