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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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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.

ABF Master Contract to Be Implemented As IBT Negotiating Committee OKs Last Rider

BNA Daily Labor Report
11/04/2013

Members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters' ABF master negotiating committee Oct. 30 accepted ABF Freight System Inc.'s last proposal for the only unapproved supplement to the national master freight agreement after members covered by the Central Region Local Cartage Agreement voted not to authorize a strike, the union announced.

ABF officials ecstatic over $55-65 million annual savings in new Teamsters deal

Logistics Management
11/01/2013

It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears—not to mention many months of hard-nosed negotiations—but financially ailingABF Freight System, the nation’s sixth-largest LTL carrier, has finalized a five-year deal with the Teamsters union that is projected to save the nation’s sixth-largest LTL carrier between $55 and $65 million annually.

ABF employees reject strike in regional vote

The City Wire
10/29/2013

A local office of ABF Freight System employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have rejected a move to strike and will continue to seek approval of a supplemental contract for the office.

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