WHEELING, IL | Approximately 60 clerical workers at four YRC and Holland terminals represented by Teamsters Local 710 overwhelmingly voted to reject their Employer’s last offer late last night.
In a nearly unanimous rejection, Teamsters stood together and clearly voiced to their employer that the offer was not acceptable, 60 to 1.
Our committee was upfront and told the employer exactly what we needed in our contract to get our support of a ratification. If they didn’t hear that before, they definitely hear it now. Our sisters on the bargaining committee brought all the voices of the members to the table, and this vote should make that abundantly clear to YRC & Holland.
John “Shaggy” Rule
The company’s offer from the last bargaining session fell short in addressing the top issues Local 710 brought to the table. It also failed to provide an acceptable agreement that would protect the clerical bargaining unit work in the event a third party is utilized.
“We can see exactly how a third party could take away some of our work, and we even gave the employer a real life example of that,” said committee member and Holland Steward Debbie Minnick. “We need protections now to make sure something like that doesn’t try to chisel away at what has been and must continue to be our work.”
Local 710 is already working with the employer to schedule dates to resume bargaining in order to reach an agreement that is fair to all members.
Teamsters Local 710 represents nearly 70 clerical workers at YRC facilities in Chicago Heights and Wheeling, IL, and Holland facilities in McCook and Wheeling, IL.
John “Shaggy” Rule, Bargaining Chairman
Phil Reams, Business Agent
JoAnne Lizak, Holland Steward
Jean Matthis, YRC Steward
Debbie Minnick, Holland Steward
Deb Woods, YRC Steward