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.
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.
“….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.