Senin, 28 Maret 2011


Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa joined tens of thousands of workers in a massive march and rally in downtown Los Angeles today to lend his voice and support to middle class, working Americans who are fighting to protect their rights on the job. View more photos from the rally.In Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Florida, Michigan and California, public employees and their right to collective

In spite of lawsuit, ABF says relationship with Teamsters largely beneficial

It’s old news by now — Fort Smith-based Arkansas Best Corp. filed suit against the Teamsters union in November.What might surprise some is that Arkansas Best still regards its relationship with the Teamsters are largely beneficial. Arkansas Best is the parent company of ABF Freight System, a less-than-truckload carrier employing about 7,000 union drivers.ABF took issue with certain concessions

Jumat, 25 Maret 2011

YRC Announces Nationwide Hiring Initiative for Sales Professionals

YRC, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc., announced today that it will expand the size of its sales force with a nationwide hiring initiative in response to increased business levels and customer needs."The rising demand for our award winning services has created the opportunity for us to expand our sales team from coast to coast," said Mike Naatz, President, Customer Care Division & Chief

Selasa, 22 Maret 2011

Holland Announces Driver Hiring Initiative

Holland, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc., today announced plans to hire nearly 1,000 drivers this year. Building on strong 4th quarter performance, the company is preparing for further increases in shipments."We're excited at Holland to see that our volumes are building as customers experience the quality service that our team delivers every day," said Holland President Jeff Rogers. "We have

Jumat, 18 Maret 2011

YRC Worldwide union workers get higher retirement age recommendation

The uncertainty surrounding YRC Worldwide Inc.’s financial future is claiming retirees, too.Central States Funds, which oversees pension plans for thousands of YRC employees, is telling workers younger than 57 not to retire right now because the benefits they receive could change drastically during the next three months.Tom Nyhan, executive director for Central States, said the organization is


Update for Teamster YRCW Members Following Company’s Annual ReportYRCW released its annual report on March 14. Follow up news reports have focused on the news that the company missed a key “milestone” deadline. In the Teamsters’ opinion, the headlines exaggerate the significance of one small aspect of the restructuring process. To put it simply, this missed deadline has been greatly overstated

YRC Worldwide restructuring officer Lamar gets $80,000 a month

The leader of YRC Worldwide Inc.’s efforts to rebuild its finances is receiving $80,000 a month and will get a $500,000 payday if he brings the company in for a successful landing, as defined by the company’s board.Chief Restructuring Officer John Lamar, whom the board assigned to the position in November and who has been lead director since May, also will continue to receive his regular

Selasa, 15 Maret 2011

YRC Worldwide Misses Restructuring Milestone

YRC Worldwide Inc. has missed a key deadline in its restructuring process and again is in danger of having to file for bankruptcy protection.In its annual report, filed late Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Overland Park-based company said a “milestone failure” had occurred last week and that its lenders could declare the company to be in default on its credit agreements.

Rabu, 09 Maret 2011

Organic Expansion Gives ABF Dual-System Network Coast-to-Coast Reach

ABF is expanding its RPM service to the western one-third of the U.S., providing increased shipment velocity to 95% of the lanes between major markets in the West. “ABF’s latest service improvements are monumental because they give coast-to-coast reach of ABF’s innovative Dual-Systemsm Network, which provides regional service in tandem with our best-in-class long-haul service,” said ABF President

Citizens United decision at root of war on public union workers

JAMES P. HOFFAThe spark that has fired protests in communities across our great country was actually struck more than a year ago. It wasn't in Wisconsin on Feb. 11, when Gov. Scott Walker filed a bill to strip government workers of their collective bargaining rights, setting off weeks of massive protests in Madison.Shameful rulingThe real spark was struck in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21, 2010,

Senin, 07 Maret 2011

Harry Wilson Tapped By Teamsters To Rescue Ailing Trucking Company And Union Jobs

Harry Wilson, last year’s Republican candidate for state comptroller, made a name for himself by helping rescue General Motors from bankruptcy. Now, months after an election he narrowly lost, he has turned his attention from the vehicles to the drivers. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters recently invited Wilson to help restructure the ailing trucking and freight company, YRC Worldwide, in

YRC Worldwide Transitions CFO Responsibilities

YRC Worldwide Inc. today announced that Sheila Taylor, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has decided to leave the company effective March 31 to pursue opportunities outside of the less-than-truckload industry. Ms. Taylor has been CFO since October 2009 and prior to that was Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasurer."Sheila has been instrumental in the company's

Jumat, 04 Maret 2011

Local truckers react to proposed U.S.-Mexico rules

Thoughts are mixed at the local level about the effect of Thursday’s (Mar. 3) announcement that the U.S. and Mexico would implement long-delayed cross-border trucking provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement.According to a statement from the American Trucking Associations, the agreement upholds previous requirements for Mexican trucks operating on U.S. highways. The most talked about

Mexican Truck Deal Fails To Protect U.S. Highways, Communities

Plan Threatens Jobs, Highway Safety and Border SecurityToday's announcement by the White House to move forward with opening the U.S. border to long-haul Mexican trucks drew strong condemnations from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and highway safety proponents."This deal puts Americans at risk," Hoffa said. "This agreement caves in to business interests at the expense of the traveling

Kamis, 03 Maret 2011

Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee 2011 Restructuring Documents

The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) has approved a restructuring agreement that paves the way to save the jobs of 25,000 YRCW Teamsters and keep the company in business, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa announced Monday, February 28.Below are links to several documents, including:A news release that was sent out February 28.A letter to YRCW members from

Rabu, 02 Maret 2011

YRC Says New Deal Will Keep It Trucking

Restructuring includes Teamsters, creditorsTrucking company YRC Worldwide Inc. believes it has a new restructuring deal in place that will keep it in business.The Kansas-based less-than-truckload operator, owner of the former Roadway business in Akron, has not released financial specifics of the plan.But YRC executives said they have a nonbinding ''agreement in principle'' that will give the