¬Local 710 YRC/Holland Clerical Teamsters overwhelmingly ratified a new four-year agreement just before Christmas. The vote was nearly unanimous — the committee dug in its heels through a lengthy negotiations process and finally secured an agreement the members were proud of.
Teamsters will receive a $750 bounce for the first year of the contract, followed by wage increases of 40 cents per hour in each of the remaining three years. The employer wanted to decrease vacation benefits and increase the workday, but the committee successfully maintained vacation time and the eight-hour workday with a paid lunch.
We stood firm at the bargaining table, no matter how much the company pushed. We were not leaving the table until we got what we came for, and I’m glad to say we got them all.
The Bargaining Committee did a phenomenal job representing the entire membership.
John “Shaggy” Rule
Local 710 Business Agent
Local 710 represents more than 70 clerical Teamsters for YRC and USF Holland at facilities in Chicago Heights, Wheeling and McCook, Ill. The new agreement is in effect from April 1, 2015 through 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.