August 21, 2008: Carhaulers who want to help win a good contract have a great new tool: stickers that send our message loud and clear.
TDU in Action–Uniting to Rebuild Teamster Power in Carhaul
Teamster carhaulers showed our power when we voted down a concessionary agreement in 2008. Now carhaulers are getting organized to protect our jobs and our agreement.
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August 21, 2008: Teamsters who load vehicles onto railcars at the local Ford plants went on strike today after contract negotiations broke down between the union and a contractor, Auto Port.
August 14, 2008: After voting by a 60-40 margin to reject a concessionary agreement offered by the International Union, carhaulers are planning to reverse the concessions and win a better contract.
August 12, 2008: Rank-and-file carhaulers have flexed their muscles and decisively rejected a tentative agreement loaded with concessions.
The ballots cast on the tentative national carhaul agreement have been tallied and the contract was rejected.
Yes: 2,076 No: 2,939
August 11, 2008: The ballots cast on the tentative national carhaul agreement will be counted on Tuesday, August 12, and the count could continue the following day as well.
August 7, 2008: Rank-and-file carhaulers will have their own observers at the contract vote count next week thanks to TDU members who won that right.
July 25, 2008: Carhaulers across the USA are speaking out against the concessionary national contract that is being voted on right now.
July 17, 2008: Q. How do you know when a proposed contract is rotten?
A. When they use corporate sales tricks to try to get you to buy it.
July 9, 2008: Carhaul locals are holding meetings to sell the proposed carhaul deal. But the concessions are getting a chilly reception.