On March 10, close to 100 Teamster retirees and active members marched on YRC headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas, calling on the company to return to full pension contribution payments to the Central States Pension Fund.
Actions are taking place across the Central States pension region this weekend.
The Missouri – Kansas City Committee to Protect Pensions organized the demonstration to shine a light on YRC management’s disregard for Teamster members’ retirement security and the 15% wage reductions for active members. Retirees face benefits cuts of up to 70% as upper YRC management continues to give themselves annual raises and bonuses.

“This is worse than unfair,” said Dave Scheidt, a retired Roadway dock worker. “Thousands of Teamster retirees that worked long and hard for what became the YRC companies face dire circumstances. YRC execs continue to lead the high life while many of us face potential destitution. YRC needs to be exposed for the role they’re playing in bringing on these pension cuts.”
Teamsters and Retirees Coordinate