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YRC Tentative Agreement Reached in Principle
Updated On: Apr 02, 2019

The Two-Person Committee Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, 2019 to review the tentative National Agreement covering YRC Freight, Holland and New Penn and Supplemental Agreements. If the Two-Man committee approves the tentative YRC National Master Freight Agreement and supplements, it will then be sent to the YRC members for a member ratification vote. More details will be sent to you after the meeting and Teamsters Local 492 will then post and email out the Tentative Agreement

***If you know an YRC member of Local 492 who is not receiving email updates from Local 492, forward this email to them and tell them to go to www.teamsters492.org to sign up or call Trey White at 505-344-1925 ex 15***

The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) and YRCW companies, YRC Freight, New Penn and Holland, have reached a tentative agreement in principle for a new collective bargaining agreement to succeed the current agreement which is expiring on March 31.

TNFINC has granted a contract extension of the current agreement through May 31, 2019 in order to allow the parties to finalize some language and a few supplemental issues as well as to allow the union’s ratification process to take place.

National Freight Director and TNFINC Co-Chair Ernie Soehl stated, “The parties have worked incredibly hard to reach a new tentative agreement in principle. There were a lot of issues, history and emotions involved with these negotiations. I want to thank the union’s bargaining committee for its hard work and support. We certainly got creative, but I believe we got every penny we could have and that this contract will improve Teamster lives.”

As with the union’s practice, details of the tentative agreement will not be released until after they have been reviewed at a two-person meeting which will be scheduled in the near future. 

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Everyone needs to be signed up to the website because emails through the website are going to be our primary mode of communication over the next few months. ***If you know an YRC member of Local 492 who is not receiving email updates from Local 492, forward this article to them and tell them to CLICK HERE to sign up or call Trey White at 505-344-1925 ex 15***

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