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    Default Explaining the YRCW vote

    Sisters and Brothers at YRCW:

    As you know, Teamster Freight Members at Yellow, Roadway, USF Holland and New Penn are voting now on a job security plan to help the company survive these difficult economic conditions. Members are being asked to cut their wages by 10 percent, and every employee, both bargaining unit and non-bargaining unit employees, are being asked to make the same sacrifice. Managers will also have wages reduced by 10 percent.

    In an effort to explain this voting process we thought to lay out the following: In order to get to a “Yes” vote, except for a handful of locals, there must be a 50 percent plus one affirmative vote. So, if 15 percent of the members vote -- then 50 percent of those votes cast plus one need to be affirmative for passage. In other words NOT voting is simply not voting; it is not counted as a “yes” or a “no” against the proposed plan.

    Local 705, Local 710 and the three locals of suburban Illinois; as well as all locals under New Penn are counted as a separate contract – and so each of those need to get 50 percent plus one as well.

    We want to keep in mind that this is about saving members’ jobs and their health, welfare and pension benefits, so we need as many YES votes as possible. We are urging members to send in their ballots now. Ballots will be counted on December 30.

    If you have any questions or concers, please call the Teamster Freight Division at 202-624-8761.

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    Default Re: Explaining the YRCW vote

    well atleast a yes vote will insure zollars will get a nice bonus for saving all that money before we close the doors! and maybe we will get to work for a few more weeks. a pay cut will not save our companies! Maybe we should give customer service a try again? maybe have the board of directors find a new ceo? but thats not our call, now is it! it just isnt the tough economic times it is the poor choices our companies have made in the past few years, we should not give up anything at anytime! vote no! please!

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    Default Re: Explaining the YRCW vote

    Like I've said before, if this were just ME I would vote no, but this is about many families who will be impacted with a NO vote. I know, I know.......Zollars and his cronies are taking advantage of this economic crisis by reducing our wages.

    Well, you what? As teamsters, we have enjoyed a pretty darn good life ie: wages, benefits, and pensions for a LONG time now. Did you know that middle-management since January has had their pensions cut in half, followed by a 401 K freeze, and will enjoy a 10 percent cut in their wages too? That is much worse than what we are being asked to give.

    I understand the feelings of the NO vote, but we need to do this for all the working men and women with children and grandchildren to take care of.

    God, Country and Family first. Then Teamster unity after that.

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    Default Re: Explaining the YRCW vote

    Quote Originally Posted by swandog1965 View Post
    Like I've said before, if this were just ME I would vote no, but this is about many families who will be impacted with a NO vote. I know, I know.......Zollars and his cronies are taking advantage of this economic crisis by reducing our wages.

    Well, you what? As teamsters, we have enjoyed a pretty darn good life ie: wages, benefits, and pensions for a LONG time now. Did you know that middle-management since January has had their pensions cut in half, followed by a 401 K freeze, and will enjoy a 10 percent cut in their wages too? That is much worse than what we are being asked to give.

    I understand the feelings of the NO vote, but we need to do this for all the working men and women with children and grandchildren to take care of.

    God, Country and Family first. Then Teamster unity after that.

    Excellent post Swan!!!

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelheadfish View Post
    well atleast a yes vote will insure zollars will get a nice bonus for saving all that money before we close the doors! and maybe we will get to work for a few more weeks. a pay cut will not save our companies! Maybe we should give customer service a try again? maybe have the board of directors find a new ceo? but thats not our call, now is it! it just isnt the tough economic times it is the poor choices our companies have made in the past few years, we should not give up anything at anytime! vote no! please!
    Sorry guys Im not a doom and gloomer but I posted before on the 12th about the warrants but got no respones other than Mustang tell me I must be a mad little man! Well Mustang I am a mad little mad but you are my Teamster brother and you are intilted to your opinion Just like I am . But know one answered my question about the last sentence in the Q AND A section on the warrants . Is it ok to not finalize any of the details till after the vote ! Hello MarkYRC you say the Union has our best interest at heart! They have there Pocket book at heart . But then again I do too ! But also I work for Yellow Not my Union!

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    Default Re: Explaining the YRCW vote

    Oh by the way Im a second generation Teamster My dad would have never voted for such BULL !

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    And Mustang if you are ever in the Kansas City area let me know because I would like to take you to dinner on me of course !

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    Default Re: Explaining the YRCW vote

    Quote Originally Posted by DOC67 View Post
    Sorry guys Im not a doom and gloomer but I posted before on the 12th about the warrants but got no respones other than Mustang tell me I must be a mad little man! Well Mustang I am a mad little mad but you are my Teamster brother and you are intilted to your opinion Just like I am . But know one answered my question about the last sentence in the Q AND A section on the warrants . Is it ok to not finalize any of the details till after the vote ! Hello MarkYRC you say the Union has our best interest at heart! They have there Pocket book at heart . But then again I do too ! But also I work for Yellow Not my Union!
    Doc,

    If the Teamsters had their Pocket Book at heart they would say vote NO....Your Union dues are based on how much you make....Lower wages...Lower Union dues....If YRC closes (that's if) All of us will lose out on our pensions. Out of the 68,000 Teamsters in the National Freight 40,000 work for YRC....That's 40,000 less contributions in the pension fund...How long you think the pension will last then????
    Everyone needs to think good & hard about this very important vote.....Yes we all have to swallow our pride & hope for the best for all involved in this nightmare!

    Best wishes to everyone & try and have a nice holiday season!


    Mark

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    Default Re: Explaining the YRCW vote

    does everyone understand that the management will only be obligated to a six month cut in wages AND ALL TEAMSTERS TO THE END OF THE PRESENT CONTRACT , ask yourself is thi fair ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 173abn View Post
    does everyone understand that the management will only be obligated to a six month cut in wages AND ALL TEAMSTERS TO THE END OF THE PRESENT CONTRACT , ask yourself is thi fair ?
    HOO-AH 173Abn. Correct! Management is only taking the cut until 07/07, then 5% afterward, and we have to eat it until the end of contract. We don't have the right to recourse, which, in my book isn't fair.

 

 
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