Tuesday, December 14, 2010

YRC’s consolidation plans could bring jobs to KC

YRC Worldwide Inc. wants to further reduce its delivery network, but consolidation elsewhere could add jobs in Kansas City.

Last month YRC submitted a change-of-operations proposal to the Teamsters union, seeking to close 31 small and medium-sized terminals around the country. In what the company characterizes as an effort to improve efficiencies and better serve customers, the proposal could result in the transfer of nearly 500 YRC employees.

If adopted, the operations change would result in the closing of YRC terminals in the region, including ones in St. Joseph, Topeka, and Iola, Kan., said Vic Terranella, president of Teamsters Local 41. Those are relatively small facilities, Terranella said, with St. Joseph having four active employees and Topeka five. Full Story....

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