Teamsters Local 91 Cooney members have overwhelmingly accepted a new five-year collective agreement over four votes held January 27 and 28, 2018. Local 91 sincerely thanks the committee members from Cooney Bulk Sales and Cooney Transport who worked tirelessly towards the final recommended offer. The accepted offer annually increases mileage rates, hourly rates and U.S. mileage rates amongst many other significant improvements. As well, members will benefit from seven annual ‘weather / traffic delay’ days allowing them to declare an hourly day as opposed to limiting flat rates. This will be a significant improvement in driver safety on an annual basis, supporting our over 120 professional drivers.
The previous agreement expired in late 2016. The new agreement provides the companies and the members with stability moving forward in a competitive market, laced with challenges. Members can report for work on Monday knowing their working conditions are on the rise. This will help improve workers’ quality of life and will benefit their families. President Brian MacDonald thanks members for their patience and participation throughout the process, noting that Cooney drivers will once again enjoy some of the best working conditions in the Ontario – Quebec 401 corridor.
Brian A. MacDonald, BA, (Hons) Law
Teamsters Local Union No. 91
Assistant Federal Political Coordinator – Teamsters Canada