Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Trucking company to settle for $7 million

Trucking company Yellow Roadway has agreed to pay $7 million to settle a class-action suit brought last year by 1,900 employees.Yellow Roadway will pay the claims on behalf of USF Corp., which it acquired in May. Workers brought the case against USF, the former parent company of unionized USF Red Star, because it closed 26 freight terminals, including one in Allentown, and laid off the workers without advance notice. Full story here..http://www.mcall.com/business/local/all-truckingaug09,0,6526240.story?coll=all-businesslocal-hed

Monday, August 08, 2005

NC unions on both sides of labor fight see need for change

Events in Chicago last week sent a ripple through central North Carolina Piedmont union halls as a Teamster local president in Greensboro sought to explain to rank-and-file union members why his union walked out of the AFL-CIO, and a small-town mayor in Randolph County looked upon Teamsters’ defection as a knife blade cutting through the heart of the labor movement. Full story here....http://www.yesweekly.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=421&TM=72670.25

2005 National Truck Driving Championships

Each year the ATA Safety and Loss Prevention Management Council hosts the National Truck Driving Championships, one of ATA's largest programs, known to many as the "Super Bowl of Safety." The 2005 NTDC will be ATA's 68th annual Championship competition. It is at NTDC that the best professional truck drivers in the country gather to vie for national titles in various classifications and for the top honor of NTDC Grand Champion. Full story here...http://www.truckline.com/aboutata/councils/slpmc/ntdc/