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NM Teamster Appreciation Day 2018

To speed up the registration process, you can fill out the registration form by downloading here, filling out and print, then bring it with you on Saturday.
Download: NMTAD2018RegistrationFormONLINE.pdf

ABF Contract Fully Ratified

The last supplement to the ABF NMFA has now been ratified. Consequently, the new collective bargaining agreement has been approved and will take effect. Pay increases will be retroactive to July 1, 2018 as per the new agreement. It is our understanding that the Company will actually implement the new agreement on Sunday, July 29.

Teamsters Honor The MLK Labor Legacy

Fifty years ago this year, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood up for striking sanitation workers in Memphis before an assassin struck him down. “The Memphis sanitation workers’ strike is remembered as an example of powerless African-Americans standing up for themselves. It is also remembered as the prelude to the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Teamsters-UPS Reach Settlement in Principle on UPS Agreement

Teamsters UPS National Negotiating Committee Reaches Settlement in Principle on National Master UPS Agreement The National Negotiating Committee has agreed to a settlement in principle on the National Master UPS agreement, subject to the resolution of supplemental agreements and approval by UPS local unions.

ABF Teamsters Say Yes in The West

May 10, 2018 - Teamsters employed at ABF Freight System have ratified the National Master portion of the agreement, 3705 (58.5%) YES, 2637 (41.5%) NO. There was a 67.3% turnout with a total of 6342 votes cast out of 9441 total eligible voters.
Download: abf-results-2018&Article.pdf

The Workplace Democracy Act Gives Hope To Workers

The Workplace Democracy Act  May 9, 2018 -The Teamsters are endorsing legislation introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today that would enhance the ability of workers to organize and fight for better wages, benefits and working conditions on the job.
Download: Workplace-Democracy-Act.pdf , workplace-democracy-act-summary.pdf

ABF Teamsters 2018 Tentative Agreement

Today in Chicago, Il, leaders of local unions that represent ABF Teamsters met and overwhelmingly approved the tentative ABF National Master Freight Agreement and supplements, paving the way for a member ratification vote to begin later this month.


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  • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

    While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

    The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

    Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

    Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

    Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

    That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

  • This Web page provides the latest updates for the national contract, riders and supplements that cover about 3,500 Teamsters at DHL Express.

  • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

    XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

    This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

    XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

    Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

    Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

  • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

  • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

  • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

  • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

  • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

  • The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to build alliances with workers on a global scale.
    More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies Campaign is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
    Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all workers and the communities in which they live.

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    What's New at Local 492
    492 Riders/Supplements Now Available-Locals Approve UPS TA

    Leaders of UPS and UPS Freight Local Unions Approve Tentative Agreement 

    9-19-18 - UPS Freight IBT 2nd Mailer

    9-18-19 - UPS Freight Postcard 

    9-17-18 - UPS IBT 4th Mailer*

    9-16-18 - UPS Fulltime Progression Flier

    9-13-18 - Listen to the UPS Partimer Conf Call from Sept 8

    9-13-18- UPS Feeder Driver Flier

    9-12-18-UPS IBT 3rd Mailer

    9-11-18 -UPS Freight IBT Mailer

    9-10-18 -Ballots are being mailed out this week. Listed below is a layout of the materials that UPS & UPS Freight Members will find in their ballot package:

    • Mailing Envelope
    • Voting Notice and Instructions, including recipient’s name, address and personal access code
    • Voting Guide, which lists the specific agreements the recipient will be voting on
    • Image of online introductory screen for members who choose to vote online
    • Image of online voting screen
    • Language member will hear if voting by phone
    • Introductory letter from mailed ballot packet, including highlights and Q & A
    • Actual agreements, including highlights when available

    Local 492 has also posted the following new materials related to the vote (login to view):

    UPS Western Region TA Summary

    UPS SouthWest Package TA Summary

    UPS SouthWest Sort TA Summary

    UPS National Highlights Plus Q&A

    Local 492 Pension Explanation & Chart 

    Please be advised the official date for balloting materials to be mailed to all eligible members at UPS and UPS Freight will be between Tuesday, September 11th and Friday, September 14, 2018. The ballots will be counted on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

    To Download Flyers and/or Read Updates, Click:

    9-10-18 -UPS Freight TA Highlights Plus Q&A

    9-8-18 IBT UPS 2nd Mailer*

    9-6-18 New Q&A From August 25 Conf Call*

    9-5-18 UPS Part-Timer Conference Call Sept 8 at 3:30 PM 

    9-5-18 UPS Freight Conference Call Sept 9 at 5 pm

    9-4-18 - IBT Mailer 

    8-29-18 -Listen to Aug 25 Teleconference Call Teamsters Package Division Director Denis Taylor hosted a conference call on August 25 and focused on 22.4 combination drivers, excessive overtime and less subcontracting in Feeders.

    8-28-18 - Get Facts About How The UPS Contract Was Negotiated!

    New! - 22.4 Combo, Harassment, Part-Time, Subcontracting, Flyer

    New! - UPS Member Questions From August 11 Tele-forum Call

    New Video! – How 22.4 Will Affect All Current UPS Employees

    New! - UPS 10 Reasons Vote Yes Flyer  

    New! - UPS Conference Call August 25, 2018 Flyer

    UPS TA Informational Flyers/Posters

    UPS TA Full-Time Flyer

    UPS 492 Benefits Flyer

    492 Wage, Pension, Health Increase Chart

    492/Southwest Contract Improvement Flyer

    Safety & Health Improvements Flyer

    TA Strengthens Protections Against Harassment, Excessive Overtime Flyer

    New Combination Driver Flyer 

    Part-Time Rates & Wage Increases Flyers

    Frequently Asked Questions Flyer

    UPS Freight TA:

    New! - Tentative UPS Freight Agreement Provides Numerous Improvements

    2018 National Master UPS Freight Tentative Agreement (Changes)

    2018 National Master UPS Freight Tentative Agreement (Highlights)

    UPS Package TA:

    2018 Full Teamsters UPS Package National TA

    2018 Teamsters UPS Package National TA (Highlights)

    Click here to login, then you can view the Supplement/Rider Changes to:

    2018 Southwest Package Rider (TA)

    2018 Southwest Sort Rider (TA)

    2018 Western Supplement (TA)

    492/Southwest Contract Improvement Flyer 

    See this video about the 22.4 combination driver positions in the tentative UPS national contract, which will protect package-car drivers jobs and allow package-car drivers to spend more time with their families on weekends, among other improvements. Meanwhile, the positions will provide full-time status to the new combination drivers with full-time health, welfare and pension benefits and the opportunity to become package-car drivers. Its a win-win for both package-car drivers and the new combination drivers!

    8-9-18 Leaders of UPS and UPS Freight Local Unions Approve Tentative Agreements:

    Leaders of local unions that represent UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters met today and approved the two separate tentative national agreements, paving the way for members to vote by electronic ballot starting next month.

    Regarding the UPS tentative agreement, “Today’s vote was a very strong indication of the support nationwide from local union leaders and it sends the national agreement, regional supplements and riders to the members for a ratification vote,” said Denis Taylor, Director of the Teamsters Package Division and Co-Chairman of the Teamsters National UPS Negotiating Committee. “This agreement provides all our UPS members with tremendous gains in wages, benefits and working conditions and excellent opportunities for part-time workers to gain full-time employment.”

    The tentative five-year UPS contract addresses several major issues:
     

    • Wage increase/increased start rates for part-timers. The tentative agreement provides annual wage increases for full-time and part-time workers and for the first time in many years contains increases in the part-time start rates, a key issue for hundreds of thousands of our members and future members.
    • Protects strong health care and pension benefits. UPS Teamsters will continue to receive their health insurance without paying premiums. UPS is required to make up the difference in the event Central States reduces benefits so that members who were covered by that Fund receive the full pension they earned.
    • Addresses harassment and excessive overtime. Stronger grievance enforcement for harassment with a sitting arbitrator and monetary penalties, and a new procedure making it easier to get on or off the overtime (9.5) list.
    • 5,000 new full-time jobs. The agreement requires UPS to create 5,000 new full-time jobs during the agreement, including a minimum of 2,000 sleeper team jobs by taking work off the railroad, and a new combination driver classification that addresses the changes brought on through the e-commerce revolution.

    Likewise, “The UPS Freight tentative agreement provides our members with economic security and job security over the next five years and beyond,” said Kris Taylor, the Teamsters UPS Freight coordinator.

    The tentative five-year UPS Freight contract addresses numerous major issues, including subcontracting, wage increases, pension increases, seniority, bidding, penalty pay, increased paid leave for casuals and more.

    Early next month, members will receive voting information. The votes will be by secret ballot as it always has been, but this time members will vote via the Internet or phone.

    The votes will be conducted through the BallotPoint Election Services voting system. In the packet being mailed in early September, members will find the agreements and a summary of the highlights including questions and answers. But instead of a paper ballot, members will find an individual access code and simple instructions on how to use the access code to vote by telephone or Internet.

    BallotPoint is an election services provider which has specialized in electronic balloting and polling since 1999. The company has conducted nearly 4,000 union elections with nearly 2 million votes cast, and have never had an election compromised. Their system is secure and protects the secrecy of each member’s vote. In other words, no one will know how you voted!

    The Teamsters Union has used BallotPoint extensively over the past three years to conduct contract ratifications, including the recent ABF Freight election. All of the ratifications were conducted without incident or challenges.

    For more information on BallotPoint, visit their website here

    Join the Contract Update teleforum call on Saturday, August 11 at 3:00 pm (Mountain) to learn more about the contract: Call-In Number is (866) 767-0669

    There will be a UPS Freight members contract update tele- forum call scheduled in the near future.

    NM Teamster Appreciation Day 2018

    New Mexico Teamster Appreciation Day 2018

    2018 NM Teamster Appreciation Day event is tomorrow, Saturday September 22nd, 2018 from 11am to 2:30pm. For the kids, we will have a jumper castle and face painting along with some other fun games. 

    This year, we have 3 custom 492 Teamster Disc-it’s that will be raffled off, $1 will get you 3 chances to win! This year the food will be from Firehouse subs. Enjoy free food with music and fun for the kids!

    Also, come get your free NMTAD Teamster shirt, and win great free raffle prizes including six steel 18” x 18” 492 Cut Outs (see pic below), a 50” 4K Roku TV, Patio Heater and much more! 

    We will also have lots of great Local 492 Teamster Merchandise for sale again this year (priced at cost, Click Here for a list). Make sure to bring your Family and get to know The 492 Teamsters Executive Board, Business Agents & Staff. 4269 Balloon Park Road NE, Alb NM 87109 Ph# 505-344-1925. Members that win a prize who are not present at the time of raffle will be notified (by phone or email) to pick up their prize, so make sure you write legibly with your current info. 

    To speed up the registration process, you can fill out the registration form by downloading here, filling out and print, then bring it with you on Saturday.


    Download: NMTAD2018RegistrationFormONLINE.pdf
    Highlights of the UPS Freight Tentative Agreement

    Highlights of the UPS Freight Tentative Agreement

    There are currently nearly 12,000 employees covered by the National UPS Freight Agreement. During bargaining, the company committed to adding more bargaining unit drivers and growing the bargaining unit. Under the tentative agreement, UPS Freight’s wage and benefit packages will continue to be among the highest in the LTL industry. Furthermore, contractual protections and benefits to the bargaining unit have been greatly enhanced. In fact, it is estimated that the overall costs of the tentative agreement to the company are more than 33 percent higher than the costs under the current agreement. 

    Click Here to Read the National Master UPS Freight Tentative Agreement (Changes)

    Click Here to Read the National Master UPS Freight Tentative Agreement (Highlights in Detail)

    Below is a list of highlights: 

    New Restrictions on Subcontracting

    Wage Increases

    Pension Multiplier Increases

    No Increase for Health Care Premium Co-Pays

    Increased Paid Leave for Casuals

    Vacation Blackout Weeks

    CDL Training

    Supervisors Working

    Penalty Pay

    Protections Against Excessive Forced Overtime for Full-Time Local Cartage and Clericals:

    Identified Serious Accidents

    Trigger for Creating New Full-Time Clerical Jobs Added

    All bids Will Now Have Full Bump and Roll Monitored by Union Stewards

    Provisions Added to Allow Transfer for Spouses of Military Persons Who are Relocated

    Change of Operations Language Improved 

    ABF Contract Fully Ratified

    The last supplement to the ABF NMFA has now been ratified. Consequently, the new collective bargaining agreement has been approved and will take effect. Pay increases will be retroactive to July 1, 2018 as per the new agreement.

    It is our understanding that the Company will actually implement the new agreement on Sunday, July 29. Also, pay for week ending 7-28-2018 will be processed at the pay rate that includes the July 1, 2018 increase.

    Retro pay for weeks ending 7-7-2018, 7-14-2018 and 7-21-2018 will be paid by a separate check processed on or about 8-2-2018, and distributed with the paychecks for the week ending 7-28-2018. The ratification bonus will be processed and distributed within the next 30 days.

    Teamsters Honor The MLK Labor Legacy

    Fifty years ago this year, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood up for striking sanitation workers in Memphis before an assassin struck him down.

    “The Memphis sanitation workers’ strike is remembered as an example of powerless African-Americans standing up for themselves. It is also remembered as the prelude to the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.” according to a recent Smithsonian magazine story.

    King devoted his life to securing rights for minorities and eliminating segregation in society. He believed that the path to economic freedom and social justice were one and the same and strongly supported the labor movement.

    The Teamsters Union was an early supporter of King, donating money to his cause and sending supplies to marchers and other civil rights workers. General President of The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, James R. Hoffa, pushed for civil rights, supporting a young Martin Luther King Jr. and other activists, years before they gained national attention. He refused to condone segregated local unions, even at the cost of losing organizing campaigns in the South. “If they want segregation, we don’t want them,” he said. “We pride ourselves on the fact there are no Jim Crow locals in our union.”

    Today, Teamsters across the country are committed to the union’s tradition of standing up for social justice. Through organizations like the Teamsters Human Rights Commission, Teamsters are able to carry on the legacy of King. 

    King actively supported the labor movement, frequently speaking to union audiences.

    “As I have said many times, and believe with all my heart, the coalition that can have the greatest impact in the struggle for human dignity here in America is that of the Negro and the forces of labor, because their fortunes are so closely intertwined,” King said in 1962.

    Teamsters-UPS Reach Settlement in Principle on UPS Agreement

    Teamsters UPS National Negotiating Committee Reaches Settlement in Principle on National Master UPS Agreement

    The National Negotiating Committee has agreed to a settlement in principle on the National Master UPS agreement, subject to the resolution of supplemental agreements and approval by UPS local unions. The term of the national agreement is set at five years, expiring on July 31, 2023.

    Visit the 492 UPS & UPS Freight Negotiations 2018 Page for more updates. 

    Highlights from the economics in the agreement include:

    • Article 22 Part Time Employees: The committee increased the number of full-time opportunities for the part-time members. The committee has also made significant improvements on the part-time wage structure and start rate. The current four-year wage progression ($10.00 to $12.50 over four years) has been eliminated. Instead, there will be a start rate that increases significantly in each year of the contract, from $13.00 on August 1, 2018, reaching $15.50 on August 1, 2022. The two-tier wage structure has been eliminated as well; all part-time employees hired after August 1, 2018 will make the new higher start rate. The new General Wage Increases total $4.15 over the five-year Agreement with no split wage increases. Existing part time employees will receive the General Wage Increases and make no less than the new start rate.

    • Article 34 Health & Welfare and Pension: Protecting the health & welfare and pension was a top priority for the members. The committee has negotiated substantial increases to the employer contributions to the various benefit funds, and increased pension benefits under the part-time UPS Pension Plan and the full-time UPS/IBT Pension Plan.

    • Article 41 Full-Time Employees: Significant increases to the full-time progression rates and general wage increases have been tentatively agreed to, totaling $4.15 over the life of the Agreement. A new classification of full-time combination driver starting at $20.50 and reaching a top rate of $34.79 by August 1, 2022. This provision will help to resolve several membership concerns, including Saturday and Sunday delivery, excessive forced overtime, time off, create additional high paying, full-time opportunities for part-time employees and provide thousands of additional contributors to our Teamster pension funds.

    • Article 43 Premium Services: There is a significant increase to the new hire progression for sleeper teams in Article 43. Mileage rates that far surpass any rates in the industry have been tentatively agreed to. In addition, the National Committee has successfully negotiated a provision to pull many loads that are currently moved by the railroad off of the rails and move those loads to newly created sleeper teams, resulting in at least 2000 new full-time jobs for the members. Sleeper team jobs are the highest paying jobs in the bargaining unit. This will also open up more full-time opportunities for part-time employees as full-time employees fill these jobs, creating full-time openings

    There is a meeting scheduled for July 9–12 for any Supplemental Agreements to the NMA that remain unresolved. As of this update there are several supplements that need to be finalized.

    Once these Supplements are resolved there will be a meeting of all local unions known as the “two-person committee” (two officers and/or agents from each Local Union representing UPS) to review the tentative agreement.

    The specific language on all proposed changes to the NMA and the supplements will then be sent to the membership for review and vote. Voting will be by electronic balloting, using the same procedure as the strike authorization vote. Members should also take the time to review the previous nine weekly updates for information on non-economic language improvements. “I am confident that once the membership has reviewed and understood the changes, they will see that this agreement is among the very best ever negotiated for UPS members,” said Denis

    Taylor, co-chairman of the Teamsters UPS National Negotiating committee. “I realize that the membership is anxious to see the improvements, but as I explained at the beginning of this process, the specifics must be held until the Supplements have been settled and the entire proposed contract has been reviewed by the two-person committee. There will be ample time for the members to review and understand the proposed agreement prior to voting. This is the process that has always been followed and I ask the members to be patient as we work to bring them the best possible contract. On behalf of the entire National Negotiating Committee, I also remind the membership, once again, that they should not rely on the misinformation that is circulating on the Internet. The groups that are generating that misinformation do not you’re your best interests in mind.”

    UPS Freight negotiations will continue in Minneapolis, July 9-12, with economics and subcontracting as the main topics.

    ***If you know an UPS member of Local 492 who is not receiving email updates from Local 492, forward this email to them and tell them to CLICK HERE to sign up or call Trey White at 505-344-1925 ex 15***

    Visit the 492 UPS & UPS Freight Negotiations 2018 Page

    Sign up for the UPS Rising app where you can find the current UPS contract, along with all the UPS contract updates and other news. Visit the UPS Rising Facebook page where members can see the latest updates.

    Or visit www.upsrising.org to see all the UPS Rising news. Text UPS to86466 to receive text message alerts (message and data rates may apply)

    ABF Teamsters Say Yes in The West

    May 10, 2018 - Teamsters employed at ABF Freight System have ratified the National Master portion of the agreement, 3705 (58.5%) YES, 2637 (41.5%) NO. There was a 67.3% turnout with a total of 6342 votes cast out of 9441 total eligible voters.

    All 5 of the Western Supplements passed as well, but of the 27 supplements in other areas were rejected and must be addressed before the National Agreement can take effect. “We realize that some of our ABF members have concerns that are unique depending on their areas,” said Ernie Soehl, Director of the Teamsters National Freight Division and Co-Chairman of the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC). 

    “We will work with the Supplemental Committees in those areas to discuss those issues. We will then work to address supplemental issues with the employer and, if appropriate, seek to obtain revisions to the supplements for re-balloting so that the national master contract and all the supplements can  take effect.”

    Western Region Supplement:

    Total Voters = 1203, which represents 19% of all votes cast nationwide

    Western States Area Common Clause – Part I

    • 852 (72%) Yes, 329 (28%) No; Total=1181

    Western States Pick-up & Delivery Local Cartage & Dock Workers Part II

    • 525 (63.5%) Yes, 302 (36.5%) No; Total=827

    Western States Over-the-Road Motor Freight – Part III

    • 169 (58%) Yes, 122 (42%) No; Total=291

    Western States Automotive Shop & Truck Servicing – Part IV

    • 16 (89%) Yes, 2 (11%) No; Total=18

    Western States Office Employees – Part V

    • 43 (64%) Yes, 24 (36%) No; Total=67

    The 9 Supplements voted down were:

    • Carolina Freight Council Over-the-Road
    • JC#7
    • JC#40
    • New England
    • New York State Local Cartage and Over-the-Road
    • Northern New England General Freight
    • Philadelphia PA Local Cartage and Over-the-Road
    • Southern Region Area Local Freight Forwarding Garage
    • Southern Region Area Over-the-Road Motor Freight

    Votes were counted today at 6 pm and can be viewed HERE.

    The national contract covers about 9,500 drivers, dockworkers, mechanics and office workers.

    Once fully ratified, the new national contract will restore the week of vacation that was previously given up, will provide annual wage increases, and will significantly improve protections for members from purchased transportation. It will also provide for annual increases to health and welfare funds and maintains the current contribution rates for all pension funds and provides protection to members if a pension fund expels ABF.


    Download: abf-results-2018&Article.pdf
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AFGE reignites executive order legal dispute with new contempt motion against VA
#MeToo meets the #FightFor15 as McDonald's workers walk out over sexual harassment
Disneyland Resort hotel workers approve a new contract with a $15-an-hour minimum wage
Lois Gray, ‘amazing force' at ILR School, dies at 94

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