IAM members at Auto Truck Transport have won an arbitration case against the trucking company that is expected to spread a seven-figure back-pay reward among more than 600 drivers.
Members of Locals 641 in Cleveland, NC, and Mount Holly, NC; Local 166 in Laredo, TX; and District W24 in Portland, OR, were affected by the decision.
After more than two and a half years of arbitration, the company was found to have violated its collective bargaining agreement with the IAM when it unilaterally subcontracted some of its work to a third party beginning in 2010. Auto Truck Transport was also found to have breached its contract by not consulting with a union designee and not giving IAM drivers preferential dispatch schedules.
Click here to read more about the victory in the latest edition of “IAM Carhaul News.”
“This was a long and drawn out arbitration case, and a super victory for us,” said IAM Automotive Director Boysen Anderson, who presented the IAM’s case along with attorney Rod Tanner. “This case would not have been won without the testimony of clerical employees Aletha Dudley and Sophie Probst, who provided uncontested testimony, and Union Stewards Philip Calloway, Steve Campbell and Don Magill, and Business Representative Mark Hammond.”