Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Teamsters will decide soon on YRC network changes

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is expected to decide whether to adopt YRC Worldwide Inc.’s sweeping change of operations request by the end of the week after meeting with union leadership in Dallas on Friday.

YRC Freight, a subsidiary of Overland Park-based less-than-truckload carrier YRC Worldwide, is looking to optimize its network by rearranging terminals and distribution centers.

Vic Terranella, president of Kansas City’s Local 41, said he was in Dallas for most of the meeting and said the event was very “diplomatic.”

He said the locals from the cities most affected by the changes — Cincinnati, Memphis and St. Louis — were more “controlled” than he thought they would have been.  Full Story.........

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