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    Fort Smith-based ABF Freight System will again appeal to the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (St. Louis) a dismissal of its $750 million lawsuit against the Teamsters and other parties.
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    Default Re: ABF to again appeal $750 million lawsuit dismissal

    Submitted by The City Wire Staff on Thu, 08/30/2012 - 4:58pm
    YRC received three rounds of wage and benefit concessions from the Teamsters, with the most recent announced Nov. 1 that includes up to $350 million annually through 2013. Previously, the Teamsters voted to approve a 15% pay cut among unionized YRC drivers. ABF has been unable to receive similar concessions from the union.
    This paragraph was taken from the article wrote by "The City Wire Staff" I find several things that to my memory aren't true.

    I guess they are getting like the IBT. Chicago voted until they (IBT YRCW) got the vote they wanted. I guess ABF will keep appealing until they get a win they want.

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    Why I think this is so crazy is YRCW would have been gone long ago with out the concessions that WE TEAMSTERS voted YES on. ABF Teamsters had a vote on concessions and they voted NO. To me if ABF is or is not part of the NMFA is immaterial to me. Teamsters voted and that should be the end of it. I have seen ABF Teamsters defend ABF and smack talk the IBT and Tyson etc about this whole law suite. Why would a ABF Teamster defend ABF? You are defending something that would cut your wages!!! That totally makes no sense to me at all. The end result that ABF wants IMO is concessions similar to YRCW. Isn't that really what it is all about? IMO I think ABF really cares less if the are part of the NMFA or not. That was never a issue until now with them. It all about trying anything they can to take benefits from its Teamsters.

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    Default Re: ABF to again appeal $750 million lawsuit dismissal

    That's what the NMFA was all about..It put ALL the companies on the same playing field..Deregulation killed that but that is an old story now..We have up here a similar situation in the construction division of one of the locals..Company A cried to the union that they were going to have to close up if they didn't get some concessions and the union gave it to them and now they underbid every other union company for the same work..Company A is now prospering..Sometimes you can say Life sucks..IMO ABF will try every option to get the same concessions as YRC ..Maybe the union should get us back to full scale and all this BS will go away..


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    Default Re: ABF to again appeal $750 million lawsuit dismissal

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    That's what the NMFA was all about..It put ALL the companies on the same playing field..Deregulation killed that but that is an old story now..We have up here a similar situation in the construction division of one of the locals..Company A cried to the union that they were going to have to close up if they didn't get some concessions and the union gave it to them and now they underbid every other union company for the same work..Company A is now prospering..Sometimes you can say Life sucks..IMO ABF will try every option to get the same concessions as YRC ..Maybe the union should get us back to full scale and all this BS will go away..

    Have to agree with you crazy. I am not for the lawsuit in the least and never have been, yet I see where ABF is coming from. They are now the most expensive carrier. How do they continue to compete and be profitable? Husband has had two major slow down periods this summer like I have never seen before. I constantly worry about the stability of his job. But it is true that the ABF teamsters voted against concessions. I thought that is why ABF said they were going to leave these issues for contract time. In a perfect world the best thing would be for YRC to come back to full scale but I believe they will milk it for all it's worth as long as they can. Not good for you YRC guys and not good for us ABF guys (and gals) either.

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    Default Re: ABF to again appeal $750 million lawsuit dismissal

    This is out of the Journal of Commerce and I think this paragraph is misleading also.

    ABF Freight System will again appeal a $750 million lawsuit against the Teamsters union and various YRC Worldwide subsidiaries, after a federal judge rejected the carrier’s suit claiming the union offered wage concessions to YRC and not ABF
    ABF to Fight $750 Million Teamsters Lawsuit Dismissal | Journal of Commerce

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    Default Re: ABF to again appeal $750 million lawsuit dismissal

    ABF wants the same concessions that YRCW has? YRCW only got the concessions because we voted yes. ABF Teamsters voted no. That should have been the end of it. Since ABF has went to court and dug up anything that they can to get around the no vote. Now we have all this other stuff. ABF is apart of the NMFA but no we aren't now. We negotiated with TMI only or we signed a "me to" The list goes on and on.

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    All part of the master plan to break the NMFA and they succeeded..
    Welcome to Corporate America.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy View Post
    I was disappointed that you did not say more. WHy do you side with them?

    Click this link so we can discuss this topic in the correct thread.
    Well, I believe they are getting handed a raw deal with the YRC concessions. YRC was supposedly on the same contract as us. But because of bad management, YRC got relief from the contract. In doing so, were and did cut rates.
    Either we're on the same contract or not.

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    Oops. Sorry, didn't click on the link. You can move my post if you wish.

 

 
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