It’s no accident that average American families have seen our incomes decline over the last 20 years as politicians of both parties have signed “free trade” agreements, which do nothing but trade American jobs, worker safety standards, and food and consumer safety standards for bigger corporate profits. We don’t need any more free trade agreements; what we need are fair trade agreements.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
CARTERET, NJ– Truck drivers employed by Australia-based Toll Group at the company’s New Jersey division voted overwhelmingly – by a margin of nearly 70% – to form a union and affiliate with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 469. The new bargaining unit unites 112 truck drivers, including local drivers that service the Ports of New York and New Jersey, hostlers who move trailers within the Toll yard, and long haul drivers. The voting took place over several weeks and concluded with a vote count on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
TEAMSTERS MEDIA RELEASE, 17 July 2013
Australian transport giant Toll Group has become embroiled in another bitter labour dispute in the US with truck drivers and the Teamsters union.
THE AUSTRALIAN, 21 June 2013
Toll has struck a deal to improve wages and conditions at its Los Angeles operation, while also settling unfair labour allegations levelled against the company.
Brad Gardner, Australasian Transport News, 15 January 2013
Los Angeles—Truck drivers working at the Port of Los Angeles who are members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters voted to ratify a three-year contract with Australian-based trucking and logistics carrier Toll group, marking a rare union victory in the deregulated port trucking industry, IBT announced Jan. 10.
By Tom Gilroy, Daily Labor Report, 10 January 2013