Six days after the Teamsters exchanged contract proposals with the carhaul employer group, the union kicked off negotiations in Chicago today for a new national contract covering almost 6,000 employees.
“Today is the start of a long process to negotiate a strong contract for our carhaul members, and we will not stop until we address our members’ concerns at the bargaining table,” said Kevin Moore, Director of the Teamsters Carhaul Division and Co-Chairman of the Teamsters National Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee. “We have our work cut out for us, but we have an excellent committee of dedicated union leaders who are serious about getting the job done for our members.”
The Teamsters Union is negotiating with the employer group, the National Automobile Transporters Labor Division, or NATLD.
The National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) and its supplements expire on August 31, 2015. The national contract covers almost 6,000 Teamster carhaulers.
On Wednesday, June 3, representatives from carhaul local unions met in Detroit to overwhelmingly approve the contract proposals that were exchanged with the employer group on June 4.