YRCW Contract – What Next for Freight?

The YRCW contract was ratified by a vote 10,163 Yes to 6,741 No. However, the contract supplement for Western Pa Joint Council 40 was voted down 63 Yes to 68 No. Ernie Soehl, IBT Freight Director, stated that there would be further discussions to address the Joint Council 40 supplement. Retroactive pay and contract implementation will be delayed until the supplement is settled.

YRCW Contract Available - Members to Vote

UPDATED: The tentative agreement for YRC, Holland and New Penn was approved by the meeting of local officers today, and ballot materials will be mailed to members on April 19.  Members should review the agreement, and cast an informed vote.

YRCW Contract Info & Voting Schedule

The tentative agreement covering YRC, Holland and New Penn Teamsters will be posted online on Wednesday, April 10, immediately following the meeting of union officers from freight locals in Chicago.  We will post the tentative agreement for members to review. So will the International Union.

Local Officers to Review YRCW Contract on April 10

Hoffa and Freight Director Ernie Soehl have summoned Local officers and agents representing Teamsters at YRC, Holland and New Penn to attend a meeting in Chicago on Wednesday, April 10

Tentative Agreement at YRCW

The International Union announced a tentative agreement at YRCW. The contract is extended through May 31 while supplemental issues are resolved and a ratification vote is held.

YRC Low-Balls Us in Contract Talks

YRC continues to come up short in contract talks. 

YRC Makes Crappy Opening Offer

“….the union is disappointed with the wage and benefit package the employer currently has on the table because it simply will not meet the level the members deserve or recognize the sacrifice of long-term employees over the past decade," stated IBT Freight Director Ernie Soehl in this latest update on negotiations.

YRC Freight Negotiations Reach Crunch Time

“…..a lot of very complex and difficult work lies ahead…,” reported Ernie Soehl in the latest post from the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee.

Freight Contract Negotiations Update

As tough contract negotiations continue, Freight Teamsters deserve a contract that honors the sacrifices we’ve made for the last decade to save YRC, Holland, and New Penn.

Freight Teamsters Launch Petition for Fair Contract

Freight Teamsters are spreading a petition to send YRCW and the Freight Division the message that it's time for a fair contract after a decade of givebacks.


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