A tentative contract between less-than-truckload (LTL) provider ABF Freight System Inc. and the Teamsters Union, unanimously approved late yesterday by leaders of Teamster locals, would for the first time allow ABF to subcontract driver work, according to language in the agreement.
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May 20, 2013: The tentative agreement with ABF will go out to a vote on or about June 3, according to an IBT press release.
May 16, 2013: YRCW board member Harry Wilson is getting paid $250,000 per month, since February 2013, and may get a lot more. Wilson was appointed to the YRCW Board by the Teamsters Union leadership.
UPDATED May 11, 2013: Did ABF management deliberately leak the story of YRCW attempting to acquire ABF, in an attempt to scare Teamsters into approving concessions?
Less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier YRC Worldwide Inc. said today it had made a preliminary proposal to acquire Arkansas Best Corp., a deal that ostensibly would include its unionized LTL division, ABF Freight System Inc.; its nonunion expedited transportation business; its truck brokerage operations; and other units.
YRC Worldwide Inc.
Less-than-truckload carrier YRC Worldwide, Inc. approached Arkansas Best Corp., the parent of ABF Freight System, Inc., in late March with an interest in buying the Arkansas Best LTL unit, but was subsequently rebuffed, Arkansas Best said tonight.
U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, D-N.J., today reintroduced legislation designed to keep bigger, heavier trucks off all highways.
May 6, 2013: There will be no strike or lockout by mechanics at YRC who are in the International Association of Machinists (IAM), but some of the mechanics are not jumping for joy.