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Zuckerman now wants to keep union haulers alive

“We believe the automotive OEMs are trying to run the unionized car haulers out of business,” Fred Zuckerman, the Teamster’s car haul division director. I think their experience with Performance has them realizing they need to keep all the union … Continue reading

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Should the american taxpayer pick up the tab on benefit package for drivers?

I read in a comment left for a previous post that the cost of the teamster benefit package is $13 an hr or $27,000 a year! That is obviously a bunch more than good  health insurance! After bailing out GM … Continue reading

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Lawmakers question GM, Chrysler carhauler moves

From chron.com: WASHINGTON — Months after the government bailed out General Motors and Chrysler, some lawmakers are questioning tough contract demands by the two auto companies that union officials argue could lead to the replacement of hundreds of union carhaulers … Continue reading

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Whats next?

Guest post by, The anonymous carhauler I have been on both sides working for United Road and Allied. I believe that there are very few differences. Both have very good medical insurance, and poor maintenance programs. Union drivers call non-union scabs and non-union … Continue reading

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The “New leaner GM” will it stay that way?

With the Us federal gov’t owning 60 percent they have majority ownership and can call the shots. Show me one federal program that has consistently stayed lean and efficient!

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Layoff at Unimark

Sounds like there was a large layoff at Unimark. You can read about it on the auto truck blog

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Teamster contract approved by a landslide

Was this contract that much better than the first one they turned down? Well, it was substantially better in some key areas but I think it has more to do with the auto transport industry feeling the impact of the … Continue reading

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Efforts to unionize Hansen & Adkins

According To a post on Thecarhauler.com there is an effort by drivers at Hansen & Adkins to unionize. If you read the comments it looks like the guys at United Road would like to join the teamsters too.

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Transportfool gets banned from teamstersonline!!!

I didn’t get banned for a raging post, or even for a post at all for that matter. I got banned because I don’t have a union card in my wallet! Here is the notice I got: vBulletin Message You … Continue reading

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Teamsters leadership feeling backlash after NO vote

It has to be a bit embarrassing to have a contract recommended unanimously and then be soundly defeated. TDU has a petition on their site asking for a new negotiating committee. Of course there are two sides to every story … Continue reading

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