YRC Mechanics Settle Contract

May 6, 2013: There will be no strike or lockout by mechanics at YRC who are in the International Association of Machinists (IAM), but some of the mechanics are not jumping for joy.

The contract was voted down in Chicagoland by 69-24, and was voted down nationally as well, but the national vote to strike was not carried by enough of a margin, so the contract was implemented at some 15 terminals.

The mechanics took cuts similar to those in the YRC Teamster contract. Their pension benefits were spared, but they took a 15% pay cut, gave up two weeks of vacation pay, and other concessions.

A steward told us that the Chicago mechanics feel good about the solidarity they received from rank and file Teamsters who pledged to honor picket lines, and said they will be there for the Teamsters in the future.

Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

Rank-and-File UPSers Share Sample Contract Proposals

Rank-and-file UPSers have compiled sample contract proposal ideas for the National Master Agreement. Click here to see what they've come up with. And make sure you attend your local union’s proposal meeting.

Join Sara Nelson at the TDU Convention

Sara Nelson, President of the Association of Flight Attendants, has been touring the country with IBT General President Sean O’Brien. Now they are teaming up to headline the TDU Convention, October 28-30 in Chicago. Register by October 1, to qualify for up to $50 in discounts.

View More News Posts