Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I have many selfish reasons to vote yes. There was one thing that convinced me to vote no; my conscience. Our Brothers and Sisters that came before us fought to secure a fair wage and benefit package for all. In some cases they literally died for these beliefs. I could not in good conscience vote yes and spit on the graves of the fallen.
I will not accept further concessions until Mr. Zollars shows his sincerity by reducing his wages to $1 per year. I would then consider a reasonable offer from YRC Worldwide, Inc. I believe there is no reason to extend the current contract as is set to expire in 2013. Two and a half years is enough time to gage the effectiveness of a recovery plan. Furthermore, the offer presented is insulting. We all know that a 25% pension contribution would result in no accrual of retirement benefits. We are currently working for zero benefits. Our pensions are not funded and the 15% wage reduction pays for our health and welfare benefits.
Please Vote your conscience, I am proud to say I voted mine.