Friday, November 18, 2011

YRC is Recognized by Security Magazine in its Annual List of the Security 500

YRC security ranks in the elite Top 5 for the comprehensive transportation industry

YRC, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. ranks among the elite Top 5 in the comprehensive transportation category in Security magazine's 2011 "Security 500" list.

The transportation rankings, released in the November 2011 edition of the magazine, cover transportation, logistics, supply chain, distribution, and warehousing. YRC is ranked third among all companies in that category.

"We're very honored to be in the Top 5 for the fifth year in a row," says Wayne "Butch" Day, vice president of corporate security for YRC Worldwide. "Our CEO and company presidents understand the significance of security to our customers and our company – they really support our team and that makes a difference."

The Security 500 tracks companies and institutions in 19 vertical markets for the purpose of creating a reliable benchmarking program among security organizations. Rankings are based on a number of factors, including security spending, the number of security officers, innovative security strategies and peer/customer feedback.

"Trends identified in the 2011 Security 500 include connecting security directly to organizational goals, managing risk rather than events, and business resilience – all areas where our YRC security team excel," says James Welch, CEO of YRC Worldwide.

"Everyone on our security team has a law enforcement background and that's a real benefit when it comes to protecting everything from shipments to facilities. We're proud of their continued accomplishments and honored by this recognition."


Teamsters General Executive Board Passes Resolution Following Eviction In New York

The General Executive Board of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters unanimously passed a resolution today supporting the right of protesters at Occupy Wall Street to assemble at Liberty Park. The Teamsters further commended New York Supreme Court Judge Lucy Billings for issuing a restraining order this morning restoring protesters’ constitutional rights.

“You can draw a direct line from the Wisconsin protests in the winter to Occupy Wall Street to the overwhelming rejection of an anti-union ballot question in Ohio,” said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa. “Occupy Wall Street is bringing new energy to a fight that labor has been engaged in from the beginning: The fight for an economy that works for everybody, not just the 1 percent.”

Today’s vote by the Teamsters’ 24-member General Executive Board came at an already-scheduled meeting at the union’s headquarters in Washington. The board, after learning of the evictions, which included a New York City councilman and a district leader, immediately ordered a resolution of support be drafted.

Hoffa said rank-and-file Teamsters have participated in Occupy Wall Street actions throughout the country. Teamsters protected encampments in San Francisco and New York, fed Occupy Oakland, led rallies in Cleveland and Chicago, marched in Occupy Chattanooga and supported the movement from Maine to California. Occupy Wall Street protesters have taken direct action against Sotheby’s for locking out 43 Teamsters art handlers in New York, while Occupy Chicago protesters rallied against private-equity firm Madison Dearborn in Chicago.

The resolution states, in part, “just as ‘Occupy Wall Street’ demands that the nation respond to the unrelenting pressure on the middle class, on workers and on the unemployed, the Teamsters have exposed the ‘War on Workers’ being waged by billionaires and CEOs who seek to blame working people for the state of the economy and to ‘fix’ the economy by giving to the rich and taking from the middle class.”

To view the entire resolution click here.