By Tim Pagel, Local 988, Houston, YRC City Driver
When the YRC, Zollars and Hoffa bank heist is finally completed in 2015, I will be out an estimated $57K in wages alone. Then there's the stolen breaks, cheated pension deal, and the lost vacations weeks. I'm looking at a lot more lost than just the 15 percent wage cut made by me and thousands of other Teamsters.
I gladly pay my dues and support my union. I always have, because I wanted my family to have a decent and rewarding life in return for the backbreaking work we do. My goal was not to make life better and richer for inept CEOs, banksters and our so-called union leaders.
Now YRC claims to have the money to go on a shopping spree and Hoffa, as usual, said he didn't have a clue. Well there's no surprise there. It's time for our rank and file to say that's enough. Make them pay us back before any new acquisitions or mergers and that includes getting us paid up at the Central States Pension Fund.