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.
The main goals were to undo concessions, and protect health and welfare.
Wages: Immediate $1.00 raise, and $4.00 over the life of the contract. Since the ABF contract provides for $2.00 over the 63-month duration (and 35c this year), the agreement would get close to ABF wages by gaining $2.00 additional money.
Vacation: The one-week vacation concession is restored.
Health and Welfare: The agreement protects benefits by requiring the company to increase contributions to each H&W fund to maintain current benefits.
YRCW pension contributions shall remain the same, subject to the following: Pension plans with a funding improvement plan or rehabilitation plan that requires contribution increases, contribution increases shall be paid up to 8% per year. In the West, the 401(k) plan contributions shall be increased annually by the average of the pension contribution increases for that year.
A new classification of non-CDL driver, who can operate straight trucks or vans at $2/hour less than the highest CDL wage. Shall not substitute for or replace CDL drivers.
There are numerous changes in language (including on dishonesty, FMLA protections, 34-hour reset, driverless trucks, and more) which should be reviewed by members.
Supplements: You can review your regional or local supplement here.
Local unions have been instructed to hold YRCW meetings to review the agreement.
Ballot materials are scheduled to be mailed out on April 19. The mailing will have a unique access code for each member to use to vote. The voting will be on-line or by phone, the same process which has been used in the ABF and UPS contract voting. BallotPoint is the company assisting with the process. Votes are slated to be tallied and announced on May 3.