September 25, 1999 |
Union Pacific Corp.'s Overnite Transportation unit is preparing for a possible strike by the Teamsters this weekend as the trucking industry enters its busiest season. The union has been threatening for several weeks to call a strike "at any time" against the largest U.S. less-than-truckload carrier without a labor agreement. Talks between Overnite--whose California terminals include Los Angeles, Fullerton and San Diego--and the union broke off Sept. 17.
June 3, 1999 |
The Teamsters union and companies that haul new vehicles to dealer showrooms agreed Wednesday to a tentative four-year contract that averts a strike that threatened to disrupt surging auto sales. James P. Hoffa, the newly elected president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, said the contract provides for improved wages and pension benefits without making major concessions to the companies.
May 31, 1999 |
Auto makers are making contingency plans as the Teamsters, the nation's second-largest union, head toward a Tuesday morning deadline and possible strike against trucking companies that haul 90% of autos to dealers. Teamsters President James P. Hoffa is promising to deliver a three-year national contract with higher wages, pension benefits and better job security for about 12,200 members who haul cars between factories, ports, auctions and rail yards.
May 27, 1999 |
With less than a week before the current contract expires, the Teamsters union is threatening a nationwide strike against 17 trucking companies that deliver new vehicles to dealer showrooms. A walkout by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents about 12,200 drivers, yard workers, mechanics and office workers, could disrupt booming auto sales and eventually slow the nation's economy. "We hope that a strike isn't necessary," said Teamsters President James P.
April 9, 1998 |
Members of the Teamsters ratified a new five-year contract with the nation's long-haul trucking companies, the union and an industry association said. The contract, approved by 70% of the voting members, features pension and benefit improvements, a $750 bonus in the first year, and 35-cents-an-hour wage increases over the next four years--so that senior drivers will make $19.86 an hour by the final year.
March 5, 1998 |
A California Teamsters union official in San Francisco is leading an effort to reject a tentative contract agreement between the union and the nation's long-haul truckers. Chuck Mack, president of the union's 55,000-member Joint Council 7, called the accord "too little for too long," and urged the 136,000 drivers to vote it down in balloting later this month. His opposition runs counter to what has been a joint union-management effort to reach a quick and uncontested agreement.