Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Teamsters call for dismissal of ABF lawsuit about YRC concessions

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is joining YRC Worldwide Inc. in calling for a federal judge in Arkansas to dismiss a lawsuit challenging three rounds of wage and benefit concessions approved by union members who work for YRC.

In a court filing Tuesday, the Teamsters echoed many of the arguments that YRC raised in its filings against ABF Freight System Inc.’s lawsuit earlier this month.

ABF filed the suit against the Teamsters and several YRC subsidiaries soon after Teamster-represented workers at Overland Park-based YRC agreed to a third round of concessions, including the extension of a 15 percent pay cut to 2015 and the continued waiver of employee pension contributions until June. Full Story......

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