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Frank Rogers, Yellow, Local 41, Kansas City

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YRC Drivers Up Against Big Deadline

The Press Enterprise
12/02/2013

Logistics conglomerate YRC Worldwide and its workers have been caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place for at least five years. Now the squeeze is getting even more uncomfortable for both sides, and it could soon come to a crisis point for the second time in four years.

UPDATED YRC Presents Contract Proposals to Union

UPDATED November 27, 2013: The Freight Division has scheduled a two-man meeting for December 6 in Dallas to review proposals made by YRC to extend the current MOU. All locals representing YRC Teamsters have been asked to send representatives for the meeting.

YRC Talks: No Demand for Monetary Concessions

Updated November 19, 2013: Talks have begun between YRC and the IBT Freight Division over a five year extension of the contract. Tyson Johnson held a conference call for local union officials today to report on the initial sessions.

YRC Worldwide CFO: No Teamsters deal this week

Kansas City Business Journal
11/14/2013

YRC Worldwide Inc.’s negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters will not be finished by Friday, according to a report filed by Bloomberg.

YRC sees revenue climb, profits fall in third quarter

Kansas City Business Journal
11/13/2013

YRC Worldwide Inc. saw its third-quarter revenue increase by $15.9 million from the same quarter the previous year, and operating income dropped by $21.5 million during the same time period.

YRC Asks for Five Year Extension

November 8, 2013: YRC CEO James Welch presented his case to Teamster local officers three days ago for a five-year contract extension, in order to secure new financing.

YRC hits snooze on earnings announcement

Kansas City Business Journal
11/07/2013

YRC Worldwide Inc. had originally been expected to release earnings last week, but then it scheduled them for Thursday. On Wednesday afternoon, the Overland Park based less-than-truckload carrier (Nasdaq: YRCW) delayed its quarterly financial report to Tuesday.

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