Monday, October 03, 2005

500 independent truckers sign up with Teamsters

“Join the union,” Wilfredo Gonz├ílez, a new Teamster member, shouted as he gave a flyer to truckers entering the Port of Miami the morning of September 26.
Daily prounion rallies are being organized at the port’s entrance as part of the Teamsters effort to organize some 1,700 independent truckers in the area. A week into the organizing campaign, 500 drivers have signed with the union, according to the Teamsters. Full story here........http://www.themilitant.com/2005/6939/693902.html

Carriers group announces reorganization

The Motor Freight Carriers Association (MFCA) has announced a reorganization plan for the trade association that better re-flects the changes that have occurred in the less-than-truckload (LTL) segment of the industry. Full story here........http://www.thetrucker.com/showstory.aspx?id=10199