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XPO’s Jacobs misremembers European labor relations

European unions were dumbfounded when XPO Logistics CEO Bradley S. Jacobs announced at the JOC’s 17th Annual TPM Conference that he belices in “some unions” and that “in Europe we have a cordial, respectful, courteous {labor relationship}, it works well, …

Daimler experiment sheds light on truck-driver safety

“Light therapy” tests conducted on a team of truck drivers in Finland have found that filling a truck cabin with artificial daylight can lift mood, alertness and perception and even boost a subject’s ability to drive economically. Read full article here. 

Wage theft cannot be business as usual

WE APPLAUD Attorney General Maura Healey for rooting out specific cases of wage theft within our state such as at UnWrapped Inc. in Lowell (“Factory in Lowell to pay $1.2m over wages,” Business, March 10). With an estimated $700 million …

Organizing the supply chain: interview with Jeff Farmer

The supply chain is a big and small place. Big in that it touches virtually every part of the planet and affects each one of us. But small in that the people who make it go are often one- or …

Teamsters take fight with XPO to New Jersey

The Teamsters union carried its battle with XPO Logistics to Trenton, New Jersey where 33 less-than-truckload drivers filed a petition to organize with the National Labor Relations Board. The New Jersey drivers are the latest XPO employees to seek an …

Logistics Giant XPO Logistics’ drayage division settles with Teamsters Union at Port of Savannah

Port of Savannah, GA – XPO Drayage, Inc., has reached a settlement agreement with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) over Unfair Labor Practice charges filed by Teamsters Local 728 following a widely-publicized incident, which was captured on police audio …

XPO Reaches NLRB Agreement Over Trucking Workplace Retaliation Claims

A division of trucking giant XPO Logistics has reached a settlement agreement with the National Labor Relations Board over unfair labor practice charges filed by truck drivers at the Port of Savannah. Read more.  

Logistics Giant XPO Logistics’ drayage division settles with Teamsters Union at Georgia’s Port of Savannah just days after CEO Bradley Jacobs publicly declares “I don’t believe in the Teamsters”

Justice for Port Drivers/Stand Up For Savannah For Immediate Release: March 15, 2017 Press Contacts: National – Barbara Maynard, (323) 351-9321 Georgia – Ben Speight, (404) 604-6762 Logistics Giant XPO Logistics’ drayage division settles with Teamsters Union at Georgia’s Port …

Some Straight Talk on the Truck Driver Shortage – The Job is Terrible, Researcher Says

The acute truck driver shortage in the US (and indeed many other parts of the world) continues on, though the situation was somewhat muted in the soft freight environment seen in 2016. Still the American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimates there …

Wage theft is widespread, but politics and policies can play a powerful role in reducing it.

Wage theft is pervasive, but often remains hidden. When employers cheat employees out of the wages they’ve earned, few complain out of fear they’ll be fired, deported, or abused. Indeed, as the Trump administration has begun more aggressive deportations, immigrant workers have …