Make YRC Pay Their Fair Share

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.

Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

Central States Assets Fall – But Relief is Coming!

The assets of the Central States Pension Fund fell to $9.8 at the end of March, a drop of $573 million in the first quarter.  The fund projects forward that it will pay $2.83 billion in pension benefits this year, while taking in $651 million in employer contributions.

TForce Outperforming in Profits

TForce is on a roll, doing better in the profit column than in its previous life as UPS Freight. It finished the second quarter with an operating ratio of 90.1%

View More News Posts