Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Teamsters want to review YRC Worldwide's proposed changes

Officials with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters say they want to further review trucking firm YRC Freight's proposed change of operations request before members take any action.

The labor union is advising members not to schedule meetings on the proposal until further notice, the Kansas City Business Journal reports.

The company proposal for a consolidation in YRC Freight calls for a reduction of 760 dock, cartage, shop and office jobs, along with 452 road jobs at locations that will be closed or reduced, while adding 639 cartage and 343 road jobs at other terminals.

About 130 St. Louis drivers, mechanics and clerical workers employed by YRC Freight stand to lose their jobs under the plan, which calls for the closure of a St. Louis truck terminal.

YRC Freight is part of Overland Park, Kan.-based YRC Worldwide, which reported 2012 consolidated operating revenue of $4.85 billion.

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