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    The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) met this week with ABF Freight to continue negotiations for a new national agreement to succeed the ABF National Master Freight Agreement (NMFA) which expires on June 30.

    Progress was made on a number of supplements. At the national table, the parties discussed significant issues including the union’s objection to any inward facing cameras and in-cab monitoring, and the union’s objection to the use of autonomous equipment.

    The union also presented its initial economic proposals to the company. The parties are meeting again next week in Kansas City to continue negotiations.

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    Looks like the strike authorization vote is a go. Think I read somewhere 98% approval.


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      5-Year Deal Goes to Ratification After Union Review in Chicago Next Week

      WASHINGTON, June 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and ABF Freight System have tentatively agreed to terms for a new national contract.

      Once ratified, the proposed five-year contract will provide members with wage increases and improvements to benefits and working conditions, among other gains.

      Teamster representatives will meet in Chicago next week to review the tentative agreement before sending it to the membership for a ratification vote.

      "At the start of negotiations, we promised to fight like hell for our members at ABF. I can confidently say that we did just that. This tentative agreement is a testament to our hard work, strength, and determination at the bargaining table," said John A. Murphy, Teamsters Freight Division Director. "I want to thank the entire negotiating team for their hard work and commitment throughout the bargaining process, especially our rank-and-file members who served on the committee."

      The Teamsters represent approximately 8,600 ABF truck drivers, dock workers, and other members nationwide. The current five-year agreement expires June 30.

      Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.2 million hardworking people in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Visit for more information. Follow us on Twitter @Teamsters and "like" us on Facebook at


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        This is good news!


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            Union Officials Unanimously Approve National Contract Proposal

            Press Contact: Daniel Moskowitz Phone: (770) 262-4971 Email: [email protected]

            (CHICAGO) – Teamsters Union local leaders have announced their endorsement and support for the tentative agreement reached between the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and ABF Freight. The national contract covers over 8,500 members.

            “With this new agreement, we have reset the standard and charted a new course for the entire freight industry,” said Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien. “The gains made at the table are a testament to our strength and commitment to revamp and rebuild the Freight Division.”

            The five-year agreement will run from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2028. The current agreement expires June 30.

            Highlights of the tentative agreement include:

            • Wage Increases: Members will receive a $3.50 per hour raise effective July 1, 2023, with a total of $6.50 in raises over the life of the agreement. The wage increase in year one alone surpasses those of the entire previous contract, providing meaningful improvements for members.

            • Expanded Benefits: MLK Day has been added as a new paid holiday, recognizing the significance of this day. Starting January 1, 2024, two additional annual paid sick days will be added to the contractual minimum, increasing the minimum number of paid sick days from five to seven.

            • Health, Welfare, & Pension Contributions: The company is required to increase its contributions to health, welfare, and pension plans, with a total of $4.46 per hour of additional contributions over the term of the agreement. These contributions provide vital support for members’ health care and retirement needs.

            • Protections and Safeguards: The tentative agreement includes provisions to safeguard members’ rights and well-being. It prohibits the use of invasive technology, such as inward-facing cab cameras, audio recorders, body sensors, and biometric technology in vehicles operated by bargaining unit employees. It also ensures protections against the use of autonomous vehicles or freight transportation without drivers/operators, safeguarding job security.

            “This committee did a fantastic job and worked hard to secure this very strong tentative agreement,” said John A. Murphy, Teamsters National Freight Director. “Their months of dedication and resolve have resulted in a comprehensive agreement that addresses members’ top priorities and secures significant economic gains and non-economic improvements.”

            Balloting will be conducted in person by each local union.

            Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.2 million hardworking people in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Visit for more information. Follow us on Twitter @Teamsters and “like” us on Facebook at



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              Looks like a pretty strong contract. I wonder what they are getting now for top wage per hour and per mile?


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                ABF 2023 t0 2028 contract and supplement tentative agreement

                Last edited by crazy; 06-18-2023, 10:38 AM.


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