Despite lengthy and thorough negotiations, Teamsters negotiators and the carhaul employer group remain apart on the most critical economic issues to the members, including pay retroactivity and the appropriate level of wage increases necessary to retain drivers in a long-term agreement.
Because of the major difference between the Teamsters National Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee (TNATINC) and the employer group, Teamsters Carhaul Division Director Kevin Moore has asked to conduct a fuller investigation and detailed audit of the businesses and performance of these carriers; including any and all logistics operations.
The audit will occur as the parties continue to meet to resolve any and all remaining contractual issues. The Union had hoped to conclude talks this week on a new tentative agreement that would be acceptable to our negotiating committee. However, it is clear that the monetary terms the employers are offering would not be acceptable to the membership. We have been assured by the NMATA employers that during this period all contractual terms and conditions will remain in effect. We advise our membership to continue to work and perform their jobs as in the past while negotiations continue.