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Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee, ABF Announce Bargaining To Begin In December

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and ABF Freight System announced today that negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement will begin on December 18, 2012.


"We look forward to negotiating a strong contract for our members that will protect them into the future," said Gordon Sweeton, International Vice President and Co-Chair of TNFINC. "Our members deserve a safe workplace, good wages, strong health care and a secure retirement."

The current agreement expires on March 31, 2013.

"Teamsters are the safest and most productive workers in the industry," added Tyson Johnson, International Vice President and National Freight Director. "We look forward to negotiating a contract that will recognize their contributions."

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SOURCE International Brotherhood of Teamsters