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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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BMWED Rail Teamster Convention Wraps With Mixed Results

The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division of the IBT held their Convention this week. Contested leadership elections and heated floor debates on reforms led to mixed results. 

Solidarity Against Corporate Greed

Teamster President Sean O’Brien will rally against corporate greed with Senator Bernie Sanders and Association of Flight Attendants International President Sara Nelson and address 4,000 labor activists at the Labor Notes Conference in Chicago on Thursday and Friday, June 16-17.

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