Maintenance and custodial workers at YRC Freight represented by Teamsters Local 710 have unanimously ratified a new four-year agreement.
Members will receive wage increases of 33 cents per hour in each of the final three years of the agreement, which would retroactively begin April 1, 2016. Teamsters will receive back pay from that point, in addition to $750 signing bonuses. The Local 710 Bargaining Committee fought to maintain vacation time for each member at 50 hours.
Negotiations went smoothly thanks to the dedication of Local 710 Steward Jim Golembieski. We held firm on all issues the members told us were most important to them,
which allowed us to bring a contract to vote that each worker was proud to ratify.
John “Shaggy” Rule
Local 710 Business Agent
Local 710 represents 15 maintenance workers and janitors who work at YRC Freight’s Chicago Heights barn. Members perform a wide variety of tasks from maintaining the facility itself to constructing holders for the load bars used by dock workers.
The new agreement will expire on March 31, 2019.
Teamsters Local 710 is an affiliate of Teamsters Joint Council 25, America’s premier labor union for Chicago, Illinois and northwest Indiana.