I hear what ya say KK but I find it ironic that you want us to hold the line when you guys left go of yours.Yes Sir I have....40 years just this past 6/7/2013.
And I AGREE on your statement... "I would suggest any YRC employee be respectful of a pretty clear conflict of interest you have if this contract is voted down."
We at YRC do have allot riding on a NO vote at ABF. As I said before, when y'all give in to the POS that was negotiated, we, the YRCW Teamsters will have the ABF waived in our faces in march 2015. As i have said before, ABF and YRC are apples and oranges....one is about survival and the other corporate greed. You have not seen YRC build any new terminals or make additions to any during our voted on MOU, now have you?
It has been nothing but staying afloat and treading water for us....unlike what others may have posted on here, they have posted a profit for the last 2Qs, first in 6 years.
I do have an interest in seeing that we get ALL of our 15% back, not just 8% because ABF is at 7% below the NMFA rates. I DO NOT want 4-6% of our road freight handled by shiny-wheels while I sit at home with no income. I DO NOT want our road bids cut from 75% of the run to 60%, just because that's what ABF has in their contract.
So, YES I do have a conflict of interests.....its called ALL of us should be in this together for the future, of our working conditions will just be something in history that you can sit in your rocker and tell your grand-children as they ask why their daddy has to work 3 times as hard to make ends meet, when YOU did not have to and did nothing to stop it!.....KK