YRC Forces Drivers To Work for Free

March 2, 2009: Here’s one way YRC can cut costs: make Teamsters work off the clock.

That’s what Roadway management is trying to do at their West Palm Beach, Fla. terminal.

Pick-up and delivery drivers there have to fill out an Hours of Service log whenever they work over 12 hours.

For years, P&D drivers have filled out these logs on paid, company time. Now a new terminal manager is insisting that drivers fill out these logs after they clock out.

With several Teamsters on layoff, drivers are going over 12 hours two or three times every week. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to fill out the log.

One driver estimates that he has filled out the log over 30 times in the last six months—that’s five hours of work that should have been paid at the Teamster rate.

Drivers are filing a grievance every time they are forced to work on their personal time.

Is your company insisting that you work on personal time? Contact TDU for advice: (313) 842-2600.


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