YRC, Teamsters float trial work rule balloons in advance of NMFA contract talks

YRC Worldwide, which controls the fourth- and eighth-largest LTL companies with its long-haul YRC Freight and YRC Regional units, is embarking on what could be a make-or-break contract with its 24,000 Teamsters union. Because YRC has struggled to regain profitability following its decision to buy rival Roadway Express in a debt-laden $1.1 billion transaction in 2003, any significant change in either units’ wage structure or fringe benefits could trigger another downturn for the Overland Park, Kan.-based company.
Source: logistics Mgmt