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    Default Union Leaders Unanimously Endorse Tentative USF Reddaway Freight Agreement

    Going over the number of allowed paragraphs but we never have anything on the site about this company. You should read the whole article.

    Leaders of local unions that represent workers at USF Reddaway convened via conference call on August 29 and unanimously endorsed the tentative TNFINC-Reddaway Freight Agreement covering approximately 1,300 Teamsters, paving the way for a vote by the membership.

    The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) for these negotiations was made up of 25 officers and stewards from numerous local unions across the Pacific Northwest and Western U.S. that represent employees at Reddaway.
    The tentative agreement, which runs for two years, from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2021, contains numerous improvements, including:

    $2.05 in wage increases over two years for the vast majority of workers (a 10% increase for an average worker) including a $1.00 wage increase retroactive to April 1, 2019 (over 6% increase in year one alone); line drivers will see more than 5 cents per mile over that time and workers in progression will receive the proportionate amount of those increases as well;

    Significant increases for dock-only, clerical, maintenance employees, janitors and porters, including a $1.00 wage increase retroactive to April 1, 2019;

    Restoration of the week of vacation that was given up in 2015 (in other words, employees otherwise entitled to four or five weeks of vacation) commencing April 1, 2019. Every eligible worker will receive the extra week (or pay in lieu of) on their anniversary date between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020;

    Protection of health and welfare benefits: Up to $0.50 per hour increases each year for those funds formerly governed by the Northwest Agreement. The company agreed to provide the Western Teamsters Welfare Trust with fixed guaranteed amounts to maintain benefits;

    Improved language to curb excessive executive bonuses and ensure workers a share in any financial prosperity that other YRCW employees may enjoy;

    Prohibitions against using driverless and autonomous trucks;
    and Prohibitions against implementing driver-facing cameras.
    https://teamster.org/news/2019/08/un...ight-agreement

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    Default Re: Union Leaders Unanimously Endorse Tentative USF Reddaway Freight Agreement

    Teamsters at USF Reddaway Ratify New Agreement

    (WASHINGTON) – Workers at USF Reddaway in the Western United States have ratified a new contract that raises wages, protects health and welfare benefits, restores a week of vacation and provides other improvements.

    Members voted over the past two weeks and the votes were counted today. The contract, which runs from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2021, was ratified by a 77 percent to 23 percent margin.

    “This contract merges what had previously been two separate contracts into a single regional contract,” said Bob Paffenroth, Western Region Freight Coordinator for the Teamsters National Freight Division.

    “I want to thank Bob, the entire negotiating committee and our Reddaway members for their patience, help and support in making these negotiations a success,” said Ernie Soehl, Director of the Teamsters National Freight Division. The improvements include:

    Wage increases of $2.05 over two years for the vast majority of workers (a 10 percent increase for an average worker) including a $1 wage increase retroactive to April 1, 2019; line drivers will see more than 5 cents per mile over that time and workers in progression will receive the proportionate amount of those increases as well; significant increases for dock-only, clerical, maintenance employees, janitors and porters, including a $1 wage increase retroactive to April 1, 2019;
    Restoration of the week of vacation that was given up in 2015; and
    Protection of health and welfare benefits and numerous language improvements.
    https://teamster.org/news/2019/09/te...-new-agreement
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    Default Re: Union Leaders Unanimously Endorse Tentative USF Reddaway Freight Agreement

    I must admit, I thought all of Reddaway was union. This was a surprise to me.

    Reddaway Workers Join Teamsters Local 174
    (TUKWILA, Wash.) -- A group of 80 drivers, hostlers, and dock workers at USF Reddaway are celebrating after ratifying their first-ever Union contract with Teamsters Local 174. The group was completely nonunion just a few short weeks ago. They were recognized as Teamster members on October 30, 2019, and then voted overwhelmingly to ratify their first contract November 10, 2019. They now join their sisters and brothers in Kent, Burlington, and Pasco in Washington State as unionized Reddaway members.

    The process of organizing these new workers began in September, when USF Reddaway Teamsters throughout the Western United States voted to ratify a contract which included language granting “card-check neutrality” to any groups wanting to organize with the Teamsters. “Card-check neutrality” means that as long as more than 50% of the workers sign cards saying they want to join a Union, the Company will recognize the Union without wading through a drawn-out legal process and secret ballot NLRB election.

    Once the new regional USF Reddaway contract went into effect, nonunion workers at the Tacoma location reached out to Teamsters Local 174 to say there was strong support for unionization in the work group, and the Teamsters should get involved. Local 174 Director of Organizing Meaza Ogbe met with the group, and found they were correct: the workers were primed to become Teamsters. She began collecting cards signed by workers wanting to join Teamsters Local 174, and within a month, more than half of the workers had signed union cards. Reddaway then agreed to recognize Teamsters Local 174 as the new collective bargaining representative for their employees in Tacoma.

    Because Reddaway Teamsters are all covered by one regional Agreement, the group was also able to avoid the delay of negotiating a first contract. Instead, workers reported to the Teamsters Local 174 Union Hall on Sunday afternoon to vote on the same contract that currently covers 1,300 Reddaway Teamsters across the Western United States. The contract was ratified overwhelmingly.
    https://teamster.org/news/2019/11/re...ters-local-174

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