August 11, 2010: In a move that can only be called petty and mean, YRC management in the Southeast has ordered some of their best road drivers to remove their AM-FM radios from their assigned tractors.
A grievance has been filed in Memphis, to try to protect this years-long practice, but it may not even be heard until October.
Roadway Express gave assigned tractors to road drivers with three million safe driving miles, and YRC continued this practice after they merged operations. Many of these drivers then bought AM-FM radios.
Now a manager has ordered the radios removed in Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia and other Southeast areas.
After drivers have agreed to give up their pension contributions and sacrifice 15 percent of their wages, would it be too much to expect a little respect and decent treatment?
Would it be appropriate for the IBT Freight Division to tell YRC to stop this kind of crap immediately?