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YRCW Gets $700 Million CARES Act Loan!

The US Treasury will loan YRCW $700 million under authorization from the CARES Act. $350 million will be used to make H&W and pension benefit payments, and the other $350 million will go to investment in tractors and trailers.

All YRCW Teamsters in TeamCare Get Coverage Extended

A May 9 Memo from the IBT Freight Division reports that arrangements have been made so that both active YRCW employees and employees laid off after March 1 will have the full 8 weeks of “Layoff Coverage" going forward from May 10 to continue health care coverage, if they are in TeamCare (Central States H&W). This includes both employees who have been actively working and those who may have already used up some of the “layoff coverage.”...

TeamCare Announces YRCW Delinquency

Today, TeamCare notified all locals and sent a letter to all YRCW Teamsters that YRC and Holland are delinquent on their March 2020 contributions and that they will be unable to pay contributions for work performed in April and May, which will mean a $75 million delinquency to the H&W Fund.

COVID-19 Update for Freight Teamsters

Freight Director Ernie Soehl told Teamster officials on a national conference call that he is in constant communication with freight employers regarding responses and operations during the COVID-19 epidemic.

Hours of Service Temporarily Suspended

In the wake of issues surrounding the Coronavirus, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has temporarily suspended certain hours of service regulations.

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Bob McNattin 1938-2022: A Hero in the Fight to Save Teamster Pensions

Bob McNattin, a longtime Teamster activist and TDU member from Minnesota, who played a leadership role in the successful effort to save the Central States pension, died Sept. 18 in Falcon Heights, MN, a Twin Cities suburb. He was 84.

Bob was a tireless union activist and an invaluable leader of the Teamster pension protection movement.

Taking on the Bosses' Blame Game: Rail Edition

Whenever a strike is on the table, Corporate America reaches for the same PR playbook. They tell the public how union members are overpaid and a strike would devastate the economy. We can beat these tactics. Here’s how. 

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