Bargaining resumed with ABF this week in Chicago for a new ABF National Master Freight Agreement (NMFA) to succeed current contract expiring on June 30. The parties continued to work through various issues, but a lot of work remains to be done.
Negotiations are getting down to the tough issues, including protections against purchased transportation, autonomous vehicles, and inward facing cameras in trucks.
The parties currently remain far apart on economics.
On Thursday morning in Chicago, hundreds of ABF members rallied in support of the bargaining committee and for a good contract. Many members of the bargaining committee were able to attend the rally in person.
The parties are set to resume negotiations in Kansas City on May 22.