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Rebuilding Teamster Power in Freight
“Let’s use this crisis as an opportunity to fight for what we deserve. It’s time to stop belly aching and get organized. Call TDU and set up a meeting in your area. That’s what I plan to do.”
Frank Rogers, Yellow, Local 41, Kansas City

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Teamsters urge 'no' vote on YRC compensation package

Kansas City Business Journal
04/22/2014

Leaders of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters are asking YRC shareholders to vote against a number of proposals concerning executive compensation at YRC Worldwide Inc.

Foxx Prods Congress to Act

Transport Topics
04/21/2014

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx visited several critical freight corridors during an eight-state bus tour last week, saying the future sustainability of America’s roadways depends on Congress addressing the infrastructure funding crisis.

Drivers Win $2.2 Million in Calif. Contractor Status Case

Transport Topics
04/11/2014

A California state agency has ruled that seven drivers for Pacer International Inc. who challenged their status as independent contractors can collect $2.21 million.

The Department of Labor Standards Enforcement ruled the drivers were company employees, rather than independent contractors. Pacer, which recently became part of XPO Logistics, has filed a notice of appeal.

YRCW Annual Meeting: “Teamsters Welcome”

March 25, 2014: YRCW’s annual meeting on April 29 is open to anyone who owns any common stock. And Teamsters own stock. Want to question CEO James Welch, in front of the media?

Teamsters score a win against “sharecropping on wheels.” But will the trucking industry really change?

The Washington Post
03/25/2014

Along with auto technicians, fast food workers, and baggage handlers, another profession has been hit by the separation of labor from employer: Port truckers, who haul containers from cargo ships on short trips around the terminal. Years of deregulation have led to more of them being classified as "independent contractors," with lower pay and fewer rights, rather than unionized employees.

Port truck drivers vying to join union get state, federal boost

Los Angeles Times
03/21/2014

A string of actions by state officials and the National Labor Relations Board has strengthened the hand of truck drivers who say they need union representation to improve pay and working conditions for the thousands who transport cargo out of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

YRCW Financial Analysis

Stifel
03/18/2014

Late last month, YRC Worldwide reported adjusted 2013 EPS of ($5.09), versus the Street's ($11.17) estimate and our ($6.70) estimate, and in this note, we are updating our earnings model for the refinancing and recent results.

DOT Issues Electronic Logbook Regs

Truckinginfo
03/14/2014

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Thursday unveiled its proposal to require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to use Electronic Logging Devices in their vehicles to improve compliance with the safety rules that govern the number of hours a driver can work.

YRCW Execs Get Huge Bonuses

March 10, 2014: Last week the top execs of YRCW each got an $800,000 bonus, as a reward for the concessions approved by Teamster employees and the subsequent debt refinancing.

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