Ryder's Rocky Road To The Bargaining Table

When Ryder System Inc. and other car-haul companies sat down to negotiate a new labor pact early this year, Ryder was determined not to give in to the Teamsters again. In their last go-round with labor, in 1992, the trucking companies had agreed to limit the growth of nonunion subsidiaries. This time, Ryder planned to stand firm against such demands. As the largest hauler, with a third of the market for new-car transports, Miami-based Ryder figured it was better-positioned than rivals to withstand a strike.

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