YRC workers represented by Teamsters overwhelmingly ratify extension of collective bargaining agreement to March 2019; YRC's CEO calls pact 'significant step' for employee job security, company's long-term viability
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas
January 27, 2014
– Contract Extended to March 2019, Includes New Operating Flexibilities and Customer Service Enhancements
YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) announced today that its employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) overwhelmingly ratified an extension of its collective bargaining agreement to March 2019.
"My deepest thanks to our employees for their continued commitment to moving YRC Worldwide forward and putting us on the road to once again becoming a North American LTL industry leader. With this MOU extension, we took another significant step toward providing our employees the job security they deserve while providing our prospective lenders and equity investors the path they need for the company to achieve a complete recapitalization and achieve a healthy capital structure," stated James Welch, chief executive officer of YRC Worldwide. "The five-year extension includes important customer service enhancements, cost savings and a profit sharing plan for eligible IBT employees that is dependent on operating performance and our ability to become more competitive in the marketplace," added Welch.
"We now move ahead with some of the most experienced transportation professionals in the industry and a more competitive wage and benefits package that will enable us to attract new members to our growing team. YRC Freight, Holland, Reddaway and New Penn emerge from this process with a renewed focus on achieving best-in-class performance in order to deliver great operating results for customers, employees and shareholders," concluded Welch.