(SEATTLE) – A group of about 240 drivers, owner-operators and shop employees at Selland Auto Transport have voted to join the Teamsters Union in California, Washington, Oregon, Montana and Utah. Ballots were counted today at the National Labor Relations Board in Seattle.
After more than two years of IBT funded and initiated litigation as well as an unfair labor practice strike against Voith Industrial Services, more than 160 previously displaced Teamster members of Louisville, Kentucky Local 89 have won back their jobs with full back pay and benefits.
In the October newsletter some of the topics included are the organizing campaign at Selland and Local 299 in Detroit winning jobs back for Jack Cooper workers.
After almost a decade of fighting to protect members' jobs at Allied Holdings, culminating in Jack Cooper's purchase of Allied in 2013, the Teamsters Union is beginning preparations for contract talks that will commence in 2015. With the carriers now fully integrated, the union is looking ahead to addressing the next challenges faced by the auto transport industry.
The Teamsters Safety and Health Department provides safety and health training at no cost to students throughout the United States.
As we have previously reported, the sale of most of Allied Systems Holdings’ assets to Jack Cooper was approved by the court in September, gained anti-trust approval in November and is now scheduled to be finalized on Friday, December 27 (not December 13 as was originally reported).
North American vehicle hauler Jack Cooper is to acquire the business of bankrupt rival Allied System Holdings following a successful bid confirmed this week. (Read more)