AFfter 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.
Meanwhile, the union has been told by Jack Cooper Transport that it is about 200 drivers short of what the company needs. For more information, visit http://www.jackcooper.com/careers
"Thanks to our members' support over the past decade, we have saved more than 1,000 carhaul jobs," said Kevin Moore, Director of the Teamsters Carhaul Division. "We look forward to negotiating a strong contract next year with the industry, one that will protect our members' long-term interests."
Laid off Jack Cooper drivers, including former Allied drivers interested in work opportunities, should contact Jack Cooper directly. Other drivers interested in employment opportunities with Jack Cooper may contact them directly or through their website.
"I think part of the reason there are the vacancies is because our members on layoff may not be aware of the open positions that exist around the country," Moore said. "There is a severe driver shortage in all sectors of trucking and I urge anyone who's interested in returning to work at Jack Cooper Transport to contact their local union and the company through the company's website about current opportunities."