Chicago YRC Teamsters Vote Again on Concessions

January 21, 2010: Chicago YRC Teamsters in Local 705 are voting yet again on concessions; the mail ballots will be counted on January 30.

It’s the third time they’ve voted on the concession package, but this time the proposal does not include the additional 5% wage cut.

The proposed concessions would eliminate YRCW’s pension obligations for 18 months, ending on January 1, 2011, and would keep the present wage rate of 90% of contract scale. Thus the Chicago Teamsters would keep making about $1.16 per hour more than the national rate.

Local 705 Teamsters have argued that if the proposal is to save jobs, then they want work protection language to prevent management from rerouting freight around them. The International refused to take up the issue. The company has indicated they will bring some work back to Chicago and recall some laid off drivers.

Chicago Local 710 dock workers have also rejected the concessions; no word yet on when they will vote again.


Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

Vote No at UPS Action Kit

Take action to defeat givebacks at UPS with the latest contract bulletins and Vote No tools.

Central States Pension: Latest Financial Report

The Central States Pension Fund ended the first quarter of 2018 with assets of $14.8 billion, a loss of $172 million for the quarter ending March 31, 2018. However, the loss would have been much worse except for a one-time payment of $467 million by the Kroger Corporation; this was a lump sum payment to pull all Kroger and some Kroger-contractor employees out of the pension fund permanently.

View More News Posts