A story that started more than four years ago has at long last reached a satisfying conclusion today, as carhaul drivers working for North American Auto Transport throughout the Western USA have successfully ratified their first-ever Teamster contract. This contract will make the group of nearly 70 drivers and mechanics into full-fledged Teamsters – many for the first time in their careers – after a grueling battle of company ownership vs. employees that nearly led to bankruptcy and dissolution of the company.
The Teamsters National Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee (TNATINC) sent the following memo to local unions today after the committee filed unfair labor practice charges against Jack Cooper Transport.
A top executive at Jack Cooper Holdings said the company has acquired the assets of Seattle-based Selland Auto Transport, a move that extends the car hauler’s presence in the western United States and provides more balance to the firm’s delivery network. Read more at
The contract books for the national Carhaul contract and three regional supplements are now available to members.
Applications for 2018 are now being accepted by the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund.
In a series of financial transactions, Jack Cooper announced on June 29, 2017 that it had successfully reduced the company's outstanding debt by $300 million which in turn will reduce annual interest by nearly $10 million.
Four illegally fired mechanics at Selland Auto Transport have won their jobs back and will receive $36,000 in back pay thanks to the Teamsters Union fighting on their behalf.
Wounded military veterans across the country are being helped by the work that iPods for Wounded Veterans provides.