“The negotiating committees are working hard to reach an agreement that will protect all Teamster carhaul members’ jobs,” said Kevin Moore, Director of the Teamsters Carhaul Division. “These are some of the toughest jobs in the trucking industry."
Currently the automotive industry is enjoying record output, while struggling with a profound driver shortage and increased non-union competition. Progress has been made as we head into our next round of talks, we are addressing some challenging employer proposals to improve operational efficiencies and meet current OEM and Industry demands. However, we understand that to remain competitive, the industry must operate more efficiently and minimize empty miles.
"Job security is achieved when our carriers continue to outperform the non-union competitors," said Roy Gross, Assistant Director of the Teamsters Carhaul Division who is heading up negotiations for the Teamsters. "The goal of improving driver incomes and future job security must be woven into any solutions.”
Negotiations resume the week of August 17 and are also scheduled August 23 - August 31, 2015.
The National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement (NMATA) and its supplements expire on August 31, 2015. The National Contract covers almost 6,000 Teamster Carhaulers.