Leaders of local unions that represent Carhaul Teamsters overwhelmingly approved contract proposals today in Detroit that will be presented to the employer group on Thursday, June 4 as both sides prepare to negotiate a new National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA).
“Thanks to our members who filled out surveys and our local unions that sent in proposals, we were able to come up with a package of contract proposals that local unions approved today,” said Kevin Moore, Director of the Teamsters Carhaul Division. “Now we are ready to present the proposals to the employer group and get the negotiations under way next week.”
Protecting the existing health, welfare and pension benefits and job security are among the top priorities of members.
The National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) and its supplements expire on August 31, 2015. The national contract covers almost 6,000 Teamster carhaulers.
Following the contract proposal exchange set for Thursday, June 4, negotiations will resume on June 10.