The five-year labor agreement between Teamsters and three YRC Worldwide operating companies immediately went into effect Tuesday after the final supplement contract, the Joint Council 40 Supplement, was approved this week, the union announced Tuesday.
Teamster-represented workers at less-than-truckload units YRC Freight, Holland and New Penn voted May 3 to ratify the national master portion of the YRCW National Master Freight Agreement by a 60%-to-40% margin. The Joint Council 40 supplemental contract was the only one of the 27 supplement contracts that was not approved at the time.
The new labor agreement, which runs through March 31, 2024, covers about 24,000 employees and its economic improvements are applied retroactively to April 1, YRC Worldwide said Wednesday.
“Having a five-year agreement is a very positive event for YRC Worldwide, supporting a more market-competitive wage and benefit package for our employees while providing operational benefits that will allow us to provide reliable and efficient services to our customers,” said Darren Hawkins (pictured above), YRC Worldwide CEO, in a statement.
YRC Worldwide’s Teamster workers approve contract
Implementation of the national agreement, which is retroactive to April 1, is delayed until a supplemental contract with Joint Council 40 is resolved.
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