The Teamsters set their sites on Cooper, Cassens, Active and Allied Auto Transport

Here is another quote from Teamsters for a Democratic Union:

June 17, 2008: In the wake of PTS’s closure, carhaul employers are trying to violate the national contract and deny the right of PTS Teamsters to follow their work.

This attack on our contract, our solidarity, and on Teamsters who struck when they were called out by the International Union cannot be tolerated. All these Teamsters ask is that Article 5 of the contract be honored by Jack Cooper, Allied, Cassens and Active Transportation.

At the national grievance hearing today, the employers refused to abide by the contract, and deadlocked initial cases, including Kentucky Local 651 vs. Cassens, and Dallas Local 745 vs. Jack Cooper. Those hearings will continue tomorrow, but the initial cases show that a stronger stand will be needed to protect our jobs and seniority rights.

They have battles on two fronts now with the non-union haulers and the union haulers. If they choose to battle the shippers they will have 3 plates spinning at once. Question is can they be effective on 3 fronts at once?

Here is a copy of one of the emails Jeff Cornish has received and posted on the PTS site:

To Mr. Cornish,
I want to thank you for trying to save your company. I have only worked for Leaseway Canada/PTS for a while, but this company was the best company I have ever worked for. Thank you for the opportunity to work for you. On behalf of all the Canadian drivers, we are sorry the US Teamster’s had their own agenda. For some reason, I see this as the beginning of the end for union car haul.

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cassens auto transport trucks

There is a tread going on this subject on the union site that has 37 comments as of 7-1-08!

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4 Responses to The Teamsters set their sites on Cooper, Cassens, Active and Allied Auto Transport

  1. Randy says:

    I hope the Teamsters keep it up they are puting union carhaul companies out of business, one by one. GO TEAMSTERS!

  2. Doc says:

    I think the HAY DAY for union car haulers is OVER, GOOD WORK TEAMSTERS! You did it!!!!!! Us NON UNION haulers are standing in the shadows waiting till the auto makers get rid of you dummies, and WE will haul the cars!!!!!!!!!! GOOD WORK you OVERPAID ******!!!!!!!!!! I have already leased on some of your STARVING owner operators who finally realize that THE UNION CARD IN THER POCKET IS A joke!!!

  3. ethan says:

    The best thing that has happened to me is being fired from Jack Cooper over a accident that I am currently suing for and buying another truck. 2nd time owner operator only this time hauling cars, back when I had my first truck if I knew hauling cars paid this well I would have never worked for cooper, but hey cooper was a great job while it lasted. Now I’m even happier running an old e&l truck, now I work less than I ever have and am making a very good living for myself

  4. Joe says:

    You Ethan dumb idiot are the defenition of a Scab non Union piece of crap. Story of a Scab we used to be Union carhaulers and very happy with our jobs untill we messed up and got fired from the union. Now we are against the union because we got fired for being a idiot and could not keep our job. Enjoy living out of the shinny truck while some other union member will take care of your family.

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