Overnite Transportation and the Teamsters' National Negotiating Committee met for three days in Chicago last week for the resumption of contract negotiations, and the union reports progress in some areas.

According to the Teamsters, progress was made on the following articles of the contract:
* Tentative agreement was reached on substantially limiting subcontracting work. There will be no subcontracting if any bargaining unit employees have been laid off.
* Substantial agreement was reached on a seniority system, covering work bids, layoffs and recall. The recall period was extended from one year to two years.
* There was a good discussion on grievance process, which will be completed when negotiations resume.
Negotiations are scheduled to resume on May 16 and 17 in Washington, DC.