Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Talks Between ABF, Teamsters to Continue

Negotiations between ABF Freight System Inc. and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters will resume next week.

Both entities released statements in advance of resuming talks Monday, noting that they were getting closer to reaching an agreement. ABF, a subsidiary of Fort Smith’s Arkansas Best Corp., noted in a release that negotiations could be extended past the March 31 expiration of their existing deal as long as they continue to work together in “good faith.”

“Through hard bargaining on both sides of the table, we are comprehensively addressing the first set of substantive issues on various operational needs to help ABF better compete,” the ABF statement said.

“Work on those operational issues continues and we look forward to continued discussions in the coming weeks on specific economic terms that remain.”  Full Story.......

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