As the year 2019 comes to a close, there have been many significant developments in the logistics and transportation industry. One of the notable events is the new collective bargaining agreement signed between the Teamsters union and YRC Worldwide, one of the biggest transportation and logistics providers in the country.

The new YRC contract 2019, which covers nearly 24,000 unionized workers across the YRC, Holland, and New Penn trucking companies, is a big win for both sides. It is a five-year agreement that includes wage increases, health and wellness benefits, and job security provisions.

The contract negotiations were long and intense, with the union demanding solutions for the company`s financial problems, including pension contributions and debt reduction. The company, on the other hand, was pushing for cost-saving measures to remain competitive in the market. Both parties were able to find common ground and work towards a mutually beneficial agreement.

Under the new YRC contract, hourly wage rates will see an increase of $4.00 over the life of the agreement, with an immediate $0.75 per hour increase for all existing employees. The contract also includes health and wellness benefits, which cover medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage. It also provides a $1,000 bonus for every year of service, with a maximum payout of $5,000.

One of the most significant provisions in the new contract is the job security guarantee, which ensures that the company will not outsource jobs or use non-union workers to do union jobs. It also includes an annual performance incentive bonus for all employees, based on the company`s financial performance and the employees` individual contribution.

The new YRC contract 2019 is expected to boost morale among the company`s employees, who have been working tirelessly to keep the company afloat despite its financial challenges. The union has praised the agreement, saying that it is a testament to the strength of the collective bargaining process and the importance of unions in protecting workers` rights.

In conclusion, the new YRC contract 2019 is a significant development in the logistics and transportation industry, providing job security, competitive wages, and health and wellness benefits for thousands of workers across the country. It is a testament to the power of collective bargaining and the importance of unions in protecting workers` rights in an ever-changing and competitive market.