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UPS Freight Vote Authorization Sample Ballot

Download: UPS Freight Authorization.pdf
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Download: UPS Strike Authorization.pdf
ABF RATIFY NATIONAL MASTER PORTION OF CONTRACT
FREIGHT TEAMSTERS AT ABF RATIFY NATIONAL MASTER PORTION OF CONTRACT
Drivers, Dockworkers, Office Workers Also Approve Most Area Supplements
(WASHINGTON) – Teamsters employed at ABF Freight System, Inc. have ratified the national master portion of the agreement and all but 9 supplements. The supplements that were rejected, however, must be addressed before the national agreement can take effect. Votes were counted today. Click here for a list of the vote by supplement.
“We realize that some of our ABF members have concerns that are unique depending on their areas,” said Ernie Soehl, Director of the Teamsters National Freight Division and Co-Chairman of the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC). “We will work with the Supplemental Committees in those areas to discuss those issues. We will then work to address supplemental issues with the employer and, if appropriate, seek to obtain revisions to the supplements for re-balloting so that the national master contract and all the supplements can take effect.”
The national contract covers about 8,000 drivers, dockworkers, mechanics and office workers.
Once fully ratified, the new national contract will restore the week of vacation that was previously given up, will provide annual wage increases, and will significantly improve protections for members from purchased transportation. It will also provide for annual increases to health and welfare funds and maintains the current contribution rates for all pension funds and provides protection to members if a pension fund expels ABF.
STRIKE VOTE 5/8/18

Hello Brothers and Sisters,

As many of you may have already heard, the Local Unions across the nation were asked to participant in conference call today with IBT - UPS Negotiations Chairman Denis Taylor.  This call was to explain and  allow the Local Unions to cast their VOTE in favor of or in opposition to authorize the UPS Negotiations Committee the right to call for a STRIKE VOTE against UPS. It allows the IBT to send individuals ballots to the UPS membership to vote on whether or not authorize a STRIKE in the event one becomes necessary.

This is NOT calling for a STRIKE at this time.  We are currently working under the UPS contract that does NOT expire until July 31, 2018.  NO STRIKE can or WILL be called until after that date and then, once again only if necessary. This is simply a bargaining tool at this time, but it MUST be taken seriously!!! 

You should be receiving a packet in the mail within the next week or so explaining how you will be able to VOTE.

For the record, Local Union # 71 fully supports this action and has VOTED in favor of authorizing the mailing of said ballots to our membership immediately. 

I strongly recommend you pass the word to your fellow employees encouraging them to do the same either via email, social media or focus meetings prior to your start work.

Fortunately, we will be having our regular monthly Union meeting this coming Saturday (5/12/18), beginning at 8:30 for UPS, and will be discussing this issue in  detail based upon the information available.    

Fraternally Yours, 

Joe Eason
President / Business Agent
Teamsters Local # 71
ABF VOTE - ONLY YOUR LAST VOTE COUNTS

Download: ABF Vote.pdf
TO ALL ABF MEMBERS
NOTICE OF REFERENDUM FOR PROPSED CHANGEDS TO THE ABF NATIONAL MASTER AGREMENT, SUPPLEMENTS AND RIDERS: The Referendum is being conducted by electronic ballot. Voter information will be mailed to all eligible members on or about Thursday, April 19, 2018. All votes must be received by ballotpoint by 8:00 pm eastern time on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 to be counted. Read More...

Company plans to fill 200 positions; Benefits include union contract pay rates and full paid health care

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW), has announced immediate plans to hire 200 qualified over-the-road drivers in cities across the U.S., primarily in Maybrook, NY; Buffalo, NY; St. Paul, MN; Chicago, Il; Salt Lake City, UT; Akron, OH; Cleveland, OH; Cin

 

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Company plans to fill 200 positions; Benefits include union contract pay rates and full paid health care

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW), has announced immediate plans to hire 200 qualified over-the-road drivers in cities across the U.S., primarily in Maybrook, NY; Buffalo, NY; St. Paul, MN; Chicago, Il; Salt Lake City, UT; Akron, OH; Cleveland, OH; Cincinnati, OH; North Indianapolis, IN; Charlotte, NC; Jackson, MS: Albuquerque, NM; and Kansas City, MO.

"YRC Freight is growing and our volumes are building," said Jeff Rogers, president of YRC Freight. "A huge key to our ability to prosper is engaged employees who are focused on working together with the common objective of on-time pickups and deliveries, claims free service, emphasis on safety, and the long-term commitment of delivering confidence to our customers every day."

A unionized company, YRC Freight makes available to its road drivers full paid health care benefits and vacation time. Drivers are paid union contract pay rates. All equipment is provided and maintained by the company and all fuel cost is paid for by the company. Many daily dispatches involve minimum time away from home. With the exception of team drivers, overnight stays for drivers are provided and paid for in hotel rooms.

YRC Freight recruits from approximately 100 truck-driving schools across the nation and is dedicated to investing in new hires. The company offers training for new drivers and helps them fine-tune their freight driving skills – including how to maneuver in city traffic and how to complete hazmat required paperwork.

"YRC Freight is a great place for drivers. We work as a team to get the job done and everyone treats each other with respect," said Wilson Meier, 11-year veteran driver with YRC Freight who was just named as the New York State Motor Truck Association Driver of the Year. "We have excellent health care benefits and our equipment is well maintained too," added Meier.

"We are the original LTL experts and while our name has recently changed, the caliber of our workforce and our commitment to our customers remains the same as it has been for the past 85 years," added Rogers. "Our strength is built on the talents and dedication of each and every employee. We invite safety-minded professional drivers with a strong work ethic and the desire to succeed to join our winning team."

Drivers interested in positions with YRC Freight can apply online by visiting www.yrcfreight.com/careers or www.yrcw.com/careers

About YRC Freight
YRC Freight, a leading trucker of industrial, commercial and retail goods, specializes in less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping solutions for businesses. Based in Overland Park, Kan., YRC Freight provides comprehensive North American coverage and offers a broad portfolio of LTL services to bring flexibility and reliability to customers' supply chains. For more information, visit www.yrcfreight.com.

Web site: www.yrcfreight.com 
Follow YRC Freight on Twitter: http://twitter.com/yrcfreight  
Follow YRC Worldwide on Twitter: http://twitter.com/yrcworldwide

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SOURCE YRC Worldwide; YRC Freight

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