Freight Archive

NLRB Certifies Con-Way Election

Posted December 29, 2014 By Local 769

Con-wayFreight_fullTeamsters Local 769 has been certified by the National Labor Relations Board as the exclusive collective bargaining representatives for Con-Way Freight, Inc. employees in Hialeah Florida.

” We’re glad the company did not pursue frivolous objections to the election and we look forward to collecting contract proposals and beginning collective bargaining.”, said Teamsters Local 769 President and Principal Officer Mike Scott.

Congratulations to our Con-Way brothers and sisters and we welcome you as our newest members of  Teamsters Local 769. We look forward to negotiating a strong contract for the future of you and your families.

Victory at Con-Way Freight in Miami

Posted December 12, 2014 By Local 769

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Employees at Con-Way Freight in Miami voted to join the Teamsters yesterday and Teamsters Local 769 would like to congratulate our newest members.

Local 769 President and Principal Officer Mike Scott said of the victory, “I am so proud of our newest members. These men and women took on their employer for a better life for their families. Welcome to the Teamsters.”

This was a hard fought battle for a brighter future and has been another in a wave of victories at Fed-Ex Freight and other Con-Way locations. Employees were fighting for dignity and respect in the workplace and after years of abuse they took another step today toward a strong contract and a voice in their workplace.

Josh Zivalich, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 769 said, ” Congratulations to our newest members from Con-Way Freight. We hope the succes of their struggle continues to give hope to others in this wave of unionization accross the country.”

Great Job and welcome Con-Way Freight members!

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Notice of Election for Conway Miami

Posted November 24, 2014 By Local 769

The following is the Notice of Election for the Miami Conway location for Thursday December 11th, 2014. The location of the election is in the 2nd Floor Conference Room at 16001 NW 48th Avenue in Miami Lakes, FL from the hours of 5am to 10am and again from 6pm to 8pm.

 

Petition Filed for Conway Freight Miami

Posted October 20, 2014 By Local 769

IMG_1929 (1)Today Teamsters Local 769 has filed a petition to organize the Conway Freight employees at the Miami location.

“Following the successful organizing of the Conway Freight in Laredo Texas and the three elections slated for later this week in California. we see a wave of organizing activity within this company.”, said Teamsters Local 769 President and Principal Officer Mike Scott.

The employees recognize the strength of Teamsters bargaining power and want to be part of our team.

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UPS Freight Update Jan.15

Posted January 15, 2014 By Local 769

ups-freightThe following press release is from the Teamsters UPS Freight National Negotiating Committee and is the latest information as of January 15, 2014. Subscribe for updates on the left side of our home page and we will keep you informed on all news as it related to UPS Freight members of Teamsters Local 769.

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UPS Freight Contract Ratified

Posted January 12, 2014 By Local 769

UPSfreightTRUCKThe following press release is the latest news from the IBT on the overwhelming approval of the UPS Freight National Contract. The new 5 year contract, which covers 13,o00 UPS Freight workers, improves and protects wages, benefits and working conditions at a time when most freight companies are making cuts. Read the full press release below or click here is you are unable to view it in your browser. As always, keep checking back here for more news as it relates to members of Teamsters Local 769 and we encourage you to subscribe for updates on the left side of our homepage.

UPS Freight Update

Posted January 7, 2014 By Local 769

UPSfreightTRUCKThe following press release is from the Teamsters UPS Freight National Negotiating Committee and is the latest information as of January 7, 2014. Subscribe for updates on the left side of our home page and we will keep you informed on all news as it related to UPS Freight members of Teamsters Local 769.

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YRC Proposal to be Voted on by Members

Posted December 7, 2013 By Local 769
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(Washington, D.C.) –The IBT reports that leaders today from Teamster local unions representing members at YRC Worldwide, Inc. (YRCW) approved providing their members the ability to vote on the company’s proposed changes to the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

The company is proposing to extend and modify the current restructuring agreement from March 31, 2015, when it is scheduled to expire, until March 31, 2019. YRCW has requested the extension and certain contract modifications to facilitate a refinancing of $1.4 billion of debt that comes due beginning in early 2014 as well as the conversion of at least an additional $200 million of debt to equity. The company and its lenders are saying it must reach a labor agreement with the Teamsters that both extends the MOU and increases the company’s “competitiveness” by early January 2014 in order to complete the refinancing and debt conversion.

“The Teamsters Union was founded on democratic principles and we firmly believe that our members should have the right to decide how to respond to the company’s proposal,” said Tyson Johnson, Director of the Teamsters National Freight Division and Co-Chairman of the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC). “After much debate, local union officers voted to allow the company’s proposal to go before members so that they can cast a secret-ballot vote.”

Johnson said, “The union leadership believes that all our members who would be affected by the company proposal or by the consequences the company says will occur if it is not approved should have the right to decide their own destiny. Given the enormous sacrifices that employees have already made to keep this company in business, TNFINC is not making a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ recommendation. Nevertheless, we are committed that it is our members’ right, not ours, to decide what is best for our members and their families.”

Ballots are tentatively scheduled to be mailed on or about December 10 and will be counted on or about January 8, 2014.

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UPS Freight Update

Posted July 31, 2013 By Local 769

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The following press release from the IBT announces that the UPS Freight National Negotiating Committee has begun meeting as of July 31, 2013. Subscribe for updates on the left side of our home page and we will keep you informed on all news as it related to UPS Freight members of Teamsters Local 769.

TEAMSTERS APPROVE NATIONAL UPS CONTRACT

Posted June 26, 2013 By Local 769

UPS Freight Contract Rejected In Separate Referendum

June 26, 2013

The Teamsters Union announced today that a majority of UPS Teamsters have voted to approve a new five-year national contract that contains significant wage increases and other improvements.

The vote on the contract, the largest collective bargaining agreement in North America, was 34,307 to 30,202The union also announced that UPS Freight Teamsters have rejected a proposed five-year national agreement with UPS Freight by a vote of 1,897 to 4,244.

Highlights of the new UPS contract, which covers about 240,000 union-represented employees, include wage increases totaling $3.90 per hour over the five-year term of the agreement, an increase in the starting part-time wage rate, the creation of 2,350 full-time jobs, protections from harassment and intimidation by supervisors, protections for employees who choose to work fewer hours in a day and guaranteed vacation time for employees coming back from military leave and other improvements. The agreement also maintains the current practice of no employee contributions for monthly premiums for health insurance.

A provision in the contract that changes the health care plan for some UPS Teamsters led to the rejection of 17 local supplements and riders to the national agreement. The provision moves 140,000 UPS Teamsters from their current UPS health plan into a new plan that will be jointly administered by the Teamsters Union and employers. That change was made because during negotiations, UPS said it would cut health benefits that members currently receive in the company plan and raise the cost to employees significantly.

The Teamster negotiating committees responsible for the supplements and riders that were not approved by a majority of voting members will be talking with the members in their areas. In the meantime, the Teamsters Union will schedule meetings to engage the company in further negotiations to achieve our members’ objectives.

The Teamsters National UPS Freight Negotiating Committee will be scheduling negotiations with UPS Freight soon in order to address members’ concerns. That agreement, which covers about 10,000 union-represented workers, will then need to be voted on again by the members.

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