YRCW Contract Vote Count Today

January 8, 2014. 3:30 p.m. The ballots for the YRCW contract extension will be counted today and tomorrow. At the first postal pick up at 8 am, the post office count was 19,483 ballots. The final pick up at Noon brought about 150 more. The postal estimates may be subject to correction when the ballots are counted later.

They are sorting the ballots into the various local union trays, and starting to open some ballots, but none have been counted yet. They are not checking eligibility; but accepting all ballots mailed in as valid, unless an observer challenges a particular ballot.

We do not expect any results until late today or very possibly until tomorrow, as processing and sorting by local will take a long time. The count supervisor, Ed Hartfield, estimates that the count will be completed by Thursday afternoon.

In the October 2010 YRCW concession vote, there were 23,000 ballots counted, but there were many more YRCW Teamsters at that time. The postal estimate today reflects about a 75% turnout.

This site will be updated as information becomes available. Stay tuned. We will post results by local union after they begin counting.

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I have a question.  some of us never received a ballot and had to wait for the replacement ballot and so we mailed this late.  With the severe weather in the Midwest and East Coast I am sure that planes did not take off that carried mail so what will happen to those of us whose ballots may land in that catagory?  Will they just disregard our ballots or will they hold the PO Box open a bit longer and count those ballots also?

WHY ISN'T ELIGIBILITY BEING CHECKED???? THIS IS TERRIBLE!  WHO GAVE THE WORD TO NOT VERIFY A DUES PAYING MEMBER!!!!  THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!  IS THIS SO THAT YRC AND THE HOFFA PEOPLE CAN GET THE VOTE THEY WANT AND NOT HAVE YRC WAIT FOR AN ANSWER CAUSE THEY HAVE THEIR MEETING WITH THE BANK TOMORROW AFTERNOON?

 

WHAT BULL THIS IS AND I AM SURPRISED THAT THE TDU IS LETTING THIS HAPPEN!! WHERE DO WE GO TO PROTEST???  WHY DO WE PAY DUES FOR THIS KIND OF SHAM???