September 21, 2017 Check out this informational flyer about recent developments in the battle for a first contract at Selland Auto Transport. PDF is available here.
Decert vote remains blocked as Selland continues to violate the law
June 30, 2017
As Independence Day rapidly approaches and Americans prepare to celebrate their freedom, employees at Selland Auto Transport remain locked in battle with an employer that acts like it is above the laws of this great nation. Even though freedom to assemble is protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution, Selland Auto Transport and its President, Charlie Brown, seem to believe that their own personal beliefs and hatred of Unions trump what rights the Founding Fathers saw fit to give to all Americans.
After more than two years of negotiations – negotiations in which the Teamsters have proposed significant upgrades to wages, benefits and working conditions, while the Company has refused to bargain in good faith and has received numerous rulings against it from the National Labor Relations Board – Selland employees who voted in December of 2014 to join the Teamsters are still demanding a first contract.
Illegally Fired Mechanics Reinstated with Back Pay After Teamsters Intervene
May 30, 2017
When Bill Adams received notice from his employer telling him he didn’t have a job anymore, the last thing he expected was for his story to end with a more than $11,000 payday and a new job somewhere even better. But because of the Teamsters Union, that is exactly what happened.
Adams, who had been a mechanic at carhaul company Selland Auto Transport for 12 years, was called into the shop manager’s office on December 6, 2016 along with two of his coworkers and told that it was their last day of work. “My stomach just dropped right out of me,” Adams said. “I was totally caught off guard that this was happening.”
March 30, 2017
Workers’ Top-Tier Benefits Are Protected Under Five-Year Contract
(WASHINGTON) – Teamster carhaul members ratified a new national auto transporters contract and a regional agreement today which will maintain and protect health, welfare and pension benefits through May of 2021 and provide annual wage increases. The national contract was ratified by a margin of over 86 percent, and the Central Southern supplement was also ratified by 84 percent. Voting took place over the past three weeks and ballots were counted today.
A quick update from your Teamsters Negotiating Committee about the mechanics being back at work, a new voluntary time off policy and health care:
February 16, 2017
Leaders of Carhaul local unions from across the country overwhelmingly endorsed a new tentative National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) today in Detroit, paving the way for members to vote on the contract.
Ballots are scheduled to be mailed out to members on or about March 10 and are tentatively scheduled to be counted on March 30. Local unions will conduct informational meetings leading up to the March 10 mailing date.
January 30, 2017
Leaders of local unions that represent Teamster carhaul members will meet on Thursday, February 16 to review the tentative carhaul agreement and supplements.
The meeting will take place in Detroit. If local union leaders agree to endorse the tentative agreement and supplements, it will go to carhaul members for a ratification vote.
January 23, 2017
The Teamsters National Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee (TNATINC) has reached a tentative national carhaul agreement with the National Automobile Transporters Labor Division (NATLD).
January 10, 2017
Just before five o’clock in the morning on October 20, 2016, in the cold pre-dawn darkness, a canopy was raised next to a construction yard in Seattle to protect the people underneath it from the driving rain. A burn barrel with the numbers “174” carved into it was filled with wood and set on fire. Someone had brought hot coffee, someone else had brought doughnuts, and everyone wished they had remembered their long underwear. The Teamsters Local 174 semi truck was parked across the street, and out of it came dozens of signs nailed to wooden stakes. The signs, which had been assembled the prior day, read “On Strike – O.M.A Unfair Labor Practice.” Teamsters Local 174 was going out on strike.