Tagged: international brotherhood of teamsters

Location, Location, Location (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/9/2014 12:00 am

For the Teamsters and for North Little Rock, there is no bright side To ABF Frieght considering a move to Memphis. For the state of Arkansas, the only hope is to persuade ABF that the west side of the intersection between I-40 and the Mississippi River would be as good as the east side.

Teamsters Fear ABF Freight’s Plans to Move

by Marty Cook 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Tim Nichols, the head of Local 878, has 3,000 union members who work for 18 companies throughout the state. ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith is leaning toward moving ABF Freight, its largest subsidiary, to Memphis, which would result in a major reduction of its operations in North Little Rock.

Teamsters Appealing to Gov. Beebe to Save ABF Jobs in NLR

by Marty Cook 5/23/2014 3:11 pm

The president of the Teamsters local in North Little Rock says he will meet with Gov. Mike Beebe next week as the union tries to keep ABF Freight Systems from moving its distribution center — and most of its 300-plus jobs — to Memphis.

Closings Proposal a Reminder of Union Role at ABF

by Marty Cook 12/16/2013 12:00 am

Arkansas Best Corp.’s Dec. 4 announcement that it hoped to close 22 more terminals did not come as a surprise to industry analysts, who were expecting just such cost-cutting moves by the less-than-truckload carrier based in Fort Smith.

Teamsters Deal Brings Flexibility, Value to ABF

by Marty Cook 12/9/2013 12:00 am

While analysts say it will take awhile for ABF Freight System Inc. to fully realize the benefits of its five-year labor agreement with the Teamsters, the deal is already going over well on Wall Street.

Arkansas Best Records 2Q Profit But Says High Labor Costs Still Hurt

by Lance Turner and Chris Bahn 8/9/2013 7:14 am

Arkansas Best Corp. of Fort Smith reported a profitable second quarter but said it continued to sustain losses in the first six months of the year on rising costs at its largest subsidiary, ABF Freight System Inc.

Teamsters Approve New ABFS Deal

by Chris Bahn 6/28/2013 6:26 am

Employees from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have approved a five-year contract with a subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corp. of Fort Smith. Included in the contract is a 7 percent wage reduction.

In Filing, Arkansas Best Says It Rebuffed Takeover Offer by YRC

by Lance Turner 5/9/2013 7:43 am

Arkansas Best Corp. of Fort Smith says it has rebuffed a takeover offer by rival YRC Worldwide Inc., which was interested in an acqusition of ABF Frieght System Inc.

ABF Continues Negotiations With Teamsters Union

by Gwen Moritz 4/29/2013 12:00 am

Arkansas Best Freight has extended its current contract with the Teamsters union through the end of May while the two parties try to reach a long-term agreement that ABF insists must include wage concessions.

ABF, Wal-Mart Tangle with Unions in Separate Court Cases

by Lance Turner 3/26/2013 9:53 am

Two Arkansas-based public companies are in legal tussles with unions in their respective industries: the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.

Talks Between ABF, Teamsters to Continue; Existing Deal Expires March 31

by Chris Bahn 3/11/2013 12:00 am

Negotiations between ABF Freight System Inc. and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters will resume next week.