I am a road driver. Some of the places we bed down are ridiculous. I wouldn’t make my dog lay in them. What rights do I have besides grieve and wait? When we find our own rooms, we get threatened with disciplinary actions. Under Article 49 in the contract, it says the company has to pay $40. Why can’t we get some relief?
- Ornery at the Road Rash Inn, Local 200, USF Holland, Milwaukee
Freight members long for a return to union power on the job. Recent contracts at ABF and YRC companies have begun to staunch the flow of givebacks, but we’re in for a long haul to win the wages, benefits and working conditions we deserve.Read more
The YRCW contract was ratified by a vote 10,163 Yes to 6,741 No. However, the contract supplement for Western Pa Joint Council 40 was voted down 63 Yes to 68 No. Ernie Soehl, IBT Freight Director, stated that there would be further discussions to address the Joint Council 40 supplement. Retroactive pay and contract implementation will be delayed until the supplement is settled.Read more
The tentative agreement covering YRC, Holland and New Penn Teamsters will be posted online on Wednesday, April 10, immediately following the meeting of union officers from freight locals in Chicago. We will post the tentative agreement for members to review. So will the International Union.Read more
The International Union announced a tentative agreement at YRCW. The contract is extended through May 31 while supplemental issues are resolved and a ratification vote is held.Read more
Teamster power can be built in the trucking industry. But not by the Hoffa administration.Read more