Last Wednesday, November 10, the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) was advised by YRC that it was mailing a “change of operations” to Local Unions this week. This multi-region “change of operations” would affect several hundred members throughout the United States and potentially close 31 small- and medium-sized terminals in three of the four Teamster regional areas in which they operate.
Local Unions are receiving the details of this “change of operations” this week and we are still evaluating the company’s intended plans to relocate certain drivers and alter current freight handling practices.
“At this time, no hearing has been scheduled and will likely not be scheduled prior to the holidays as YRC needs to meet with each affected Local Union as a first step in the process,” said Tyson Johnson, TNFINC Co-chair. “This needs to occur before any formal meetings between YRC and TNFINC regarding another YRC change of operations will be conducted.”
The Teamsters Freight Division will keep all Local Unions and YRC members updated regarding the company’s stated plans as specific details of the proposed change emerge.