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Cooney, Teamsters sign five-year deal

January 30, 2018 by John Smith

BELLEVILLE, ON – Cooney Transport and Cooney Bulk Sales have signed a five year collective agreement with Teamsters Local 91 members. The agreement was secured over four votes on January 27 and 28, and “overwhelmingly” accepted by members, the union […]

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Union given chance to keep FCA jobs in-house

July 31, 2017 by John Smith

WINDSOR, ON – Union members at a Fiat Chrysler assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario have until mid-August to identify cost-saving measures that would keep their employer from outsourcing 285 trucking jobs.

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Highland postpones firing O-Os after last-ditch offer

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — Highland Transport has agreed to hold off on firing its owner-operators, pending a second vote on a new union contract later this month

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Highland re-energized, says president

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — Now that its longstanding labor issues are finally settled, Highland Transport is gearing up for what is hoped to be a small rebound in the truckload market over the next year.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Supreme Court to rule on pivotal freight forwarding case

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Anxious Canadian freight forwarders will have to wait a little longer for the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision on whether cross-dock, intermodal carrier Consolidated Fastfrate can be federally unionized.

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13 Not a Charm: Another anti-scab bill voted down

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — For at least the third time in a couple of years, legislation to ban federally regulated companies from hiring replacement workers during labor strikes has been defeated.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Top court settles pivotal freight forwarding-logistics case

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has finally ruled on a critical case that could change how some freight forwarders, logistics companies, and hybrid highway carriers are governed under provincial and federal law.

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YRC, Teamsters Back at Negotiation Table

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OVERLAND PARKS, KS – Financially troubled truck giant YRC Worldwide and Teamsters union are looking to strike a different agreement after the union voted down a contract extension.

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US labor enforcers scrutinize ‘independent’ workers, truckers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration plans to crack down on companies that blur the lines between employees as independent contractors, including owner-operators in the trucking industry.

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BREAKING NEWS: CN workers go back on strike; Contract rejected

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO – Just as rail capacity was ramping back up to normal, a majority of CN conductors and switchyard employees voted to hit the bricks for the second time in as many months – overwhelmingly rejecting a tentative agreement struck between their union and the railway a few weeks ago.

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Port negotiations hit rough waters

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — Collective agreements negotiated by the Vancouver Container Truckers Association-CAW Local 2006 (VCTA) expired at the beginning of July and, so far, negotiations of new agreements are not going smoothly.

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Can we build it? Yes we can, says CAW

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CHATHAM, Ont. — Contrary to some claims, Navistar’s heavy truck assembly plant in Chatham, Ont. can easily ramp up to build Canadian military vehicles, says the CAW’s assistant to the president Robert Chernecki.

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Vancouver Port Truckers To Vote on Deal

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER, BC – Unionized container truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver agreed to vote on a deal made with labor mediator Vince Ready, who’s been assigned to resolved the conflict by Transport Canada.

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Union strife could railroad CN deal; Teamsters trying takeover

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Former Canadian representatives of the United Transportation Union are trying to scuttle a tentative labor agreement with CN Rail by mounting a Teamsters takeover of the U.S.-based union.

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Vancouver Port Truckers on Strike, BCTA Clash

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGLEY, BC – A strike and protest by truckers at the Port Metro Vancouver turned from peaceful to aggressive, according to the Western Canadian Shippers’ Coalition (WCSC) and the BC Trucking Association (BCTA).