Statement by National Freight Director Tyson Johnson
There is an erroneous media report that the International Brotherhood of Teamsters National Freight Division is in negotiations with ABF that would result in concessions for our members represented under the National Master Freight Agreement. Let me be clear -- this report is false.
According to a November 17 article on the Journal of Commerce website titled "Trucker ABF, Teamsters in Concession Talks" ABF Chief Operating Officer Wesley Kemp stated that the Teamsters and ABF are in a concessionary "dialogue and hopefully we will reach an agreement soon." In fact, we are not having contract or concession discussions with the company.
I have contacted ABF and demanded that they correct the record.