YRC Teamsters Denied Overtime Pay

August 11, 2010: Since March, laid off Teamsters on-call for YRC terminals in Cleveland and Copley, Ohio have had weeks where they are working six and sometimes seven days.

YRC is telling them they must be available for work at either terminal at any time. But management is refusing to pay them time and a half for a sixth punch and double time on a seventh punch.

“YRC shows no respect by stonewalling us on overtime pay. They asked us to sacrifice our wages and pension but can’t be decent enough to pay us what we’re due or call us back to work. Is that playing fair?” asked Mike Ostrander, a 27-year Teamster.

The laid-off Teamsters are on a combined seniority call list as a result of a change of operations which consolidated terminals in northeast Ohio at the end of 2009. A grievance filed in April will be presented by Local 24 at the JAC in September. Numerous other grievances are pending.

If YRC has to work laid-off Teamsters six and seven days, they should recall some of them to a regular shift.

Isn’t this injustice something the IBT Freight Division can take care of with a phone call?


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