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ITF reveals international supply chain agreement threat

From Port Technology:

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), a global trade union federation, has deemed an international agreement a risk for maritime workers and citizens due to the potential impacts of companies in the transport industry gaining too much power.

In a campaign launch announcement against the agreement, the ITF accused the European Union […]


Teamsters say Management Costs Should be Considered in ABF Contract Negotiations

In an article called ‘Labor Costs Loom Large in Teamsters-ABF Talks,’ the Journal of Commerce reports:

The Teamsters union says it is willing to discuss labor costs when contract talks with ABF Freight System begin — but not just union labor costs.

“Analysts and ABF management have focused almost entirely on Teamster labor costs, but […]