Overnite Loses In Court

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has denied a request for a rehearing by Union Pacific Corp.’s trucking subsidiary, Overnite Transportation Co., which was guilty of violating its workers’ rights by withholding wages during its long battle against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The Teamsters said the denial of the rehearing means that Overnite must provide restitution to

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has denied a request for a rehearing by Union Pacific Corp.’s trucking subsidiary, Overnite Transportation Co., which was guilty of violating its workers’ rights by withholding wages during its long battle against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

The Teamsters said the denial of the rehearing means that Overnite must provide restitution to the workers and it must recognize and negotiate with the Teamsters at more of its terminals.

The Teamsters added that it believes this legal decision sets the precedent for the remaining terminals under bargaining orders and will lead to Overnite recognizing and negotiating with the Teamsters at all 37 terminals the union says it currently represents.

The ruling brings closure to five years of court arguments that relate to wage withholdings dating back to 1995 and 1996, the Teamsters said.

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