TNFINC Continues Negotiations for a New National Agreement with ABF
This week, the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) met with ABF Freight in Kansas City to continue negotiations for a new ABF National Master Freight Agreement (NMFA) to succeed the current agreement expiring on June 30.
Progress was made on numerous supplemental agreements including the Central Region, Central Pennsylvania, and Western Pennsylvania supplements.
Teamsters National Freight Director John A. Murphy is leading negotiations.
“We had a lot of good discussions across the table on a wide variety of issues. The company knows our positions,” Murphy said, noting that it is a great asset having rank-and-file members serve on the negotiating committee. “We had some great discussions internally where rank-and-filers spoke up and shared their opinions. Their real-time perspective working for ABF is a huge help in setting our priorities and getting the best possible result in these negotiations.”
National negotiations formally resume April 24 in Kansas City. Meanwhile, various Eastern Region supplements will continue to be worked on next week when the parties meet at the Eastern Region Joint Area Grievance Committee hearings.