Teamsters, ABF to Begin Contract Negotiations in Earnest

(via The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) will begin contract negotiations in earnest with ABF starting on Monday, January 8, three weeks after exchanging initial contract proposals with the company.

This first round of negotiations will continue through Thursday, January 11 and multiple dates have been scheduled into March.

“We look forward to sitting down with the company to begin addressing our members’ priorities,” said Ernie Soehl, Director of the Teamsters National Freight Division and Co-Chairman of TNFINC. “We know these will be challenging negotiations, but we are prepared and committed to negotiate a contract that will provide our members with the solid wages, benefits and protections they deserve.”

The current ABF-National Master Freight Agreement runs through March 31, 2018 and covers more than 8,000 members.

After January 11, the following negotiations have been scheduled:

  • Monday, Jan. 29 through Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018;
  • Monday, Feb. 12 through Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018;
  • Monday, Feb. 26, through Thursday, March 1, 2018.

More dates will be scheduled, if necessary.

Visit the new ABF Teamsters Facebook page where members can see the latest updates. Go to “ABF Teamsters” on Facebook. Text “ABF” to 86466 to receive text message alerts (message and data rates may apply).

Or visit and click on the Freight Division page, then click the “ABF Contract Updates” button. The contract updates page is

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