A quick update from your Teamsters Negotiating Committee about the mechanics being back at work, a new voluntary time off policy and health care:
All Teamsters Local 174 members employed at ActiveUSA are strongly encouraged to fill out and mail in their ballot to vote for the National Master Auto Transporters Agreement.
The highlights of the tentative agreement, which was reached on February 16, 2017, are available here:
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.