Teamsters Union Clashes with Yellow Corp. Over Network Consolidation
The Teamsters union and Yellow Corp. are locked in a dispute over the "One Yellow" initiative. This plan, aimed at integrating Yellow's regional networks, faces resistance due to its potential impact on truck drivers' roles and job security.
Yellow Corp., a major U.S. trucking company, is in a dispute with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters over its "One Yellow" initiative, which seeks to consolidate its regional networks into one super-regional network, involving the closure of 24 facilities. This move could drastically alter the roles of nearly 1,000 truck drivers and has been met with resistance from the union. Despite Yellow's significant debt and the financial necessity of this consolidation, Teamsters' new president, Sean O’Brien, maintains a hard stance against the proposed changes, reflecting a shift from the union's historical leniency towards Yellow.
Abdul Jaludi knows his job as a driver at Yellow Corporation, one of the largest trucking fleets in the US, is better than most trucking gigs. He’s home most nights, gets paid vacation and sick leave, and “doesn’t pay a penny” for his medical benefits. https://t.co/ga8aLy5tQA— FreightWaves (@FreightWaves) June 15, 2023