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    2 years, 9 months ago

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Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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YRC: Lay-Off Pay Question? In CBA?

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Is Fed Ex Freight also Union? I have no experience with Unions whatsoever, just curious, as the other Union job didn't seem to benefit You.

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No, they're not union.

Lol, I am not really sure...they didn't mention it at my orientation so I need to ask around.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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YRC: Lay-Off Pay Question? In CBA?

Is Fed Ex Freight also Union? I have no experience with Unions whatsoever, just curious, as the other Union job didn't seem to benefit You.

FedEx Freight is very anti-union and from what I've read, the terminals were given a chance to vote. I think my particular terminal is unionized.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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YRC: Lay-Off Pay Question? In CBA?

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I think it's really hard for us OTR guys to understand Tina's problem here. The basic structure of the LTL companies load assignments is foreign to us. Anybody first getting started in this type of work is going to be at the very bottom of the seniority structure, and that could be a grueling start depending on your terminal.

Unfortunately Tina found this out the hard way.

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I was typing my long dissertation while Old School beat me to the punch. I'm too long-winded.

You perfectly explained LTL in one post! That's exactly how it is.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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YRC: Lay-Off Pay Question? In CBA?

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Thanks! Just got a new job so hope this will be my final move...trying to find a good employer to eventually retire with.

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Well, since you already got a new job, I'll save some of my planned comments. Are you still in LTL? Still a linehaul driver? What company are you with now? If you don't mind me asking.

I'm still in LTL, now with FedEx Freight

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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YRC: Lay-Off Pay Question? In CBA?

Thanks! Just got a new job so hope this will be my final move...trying to find a good employer to eventually retire with.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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YRC: Lay-Off Pay Question? In CBA?

And that "New Problem" would be...........???

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Besides the Union Rep being of no help--he "doesn't know"...

When I first started, I didn't get paid for 2 weeks, standard procedure. So of course, they owe me 2 paychecks. Well yesterday, initially, the payroll person said I wasn't in the system during those 2 weeks and then with the urgency of the supervisor getting me off the phone, she changed it up and said "we already paid you out" for those 2 weeks. I don't know what to do. I have my logs so I think I may need to file a grievance unless you have any other suggestions.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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YRC: Lay-Off Pay Question? In CBA?

TBH, I don't understand why you sat there past week 1 without a load (run). If that happened to me, I would be like, see ya. You can't employ me, I will find someone who can.

Well, yeah after the first week, I started applying everywhere. Got a new job now. Also got a new problem with YRC now...

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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So it's been really slow here and I haven't had any runs for about 3 weeks now. I just started in October 2016. They recently had me resign and transfer to another out-of-state terminal hoping that I would get a run but it's going on a week now with ZERO calls.

A higher seniority driver said that we are to be paid a certain weekly amount when there are no runs available. Is this true and is it in the CBA anywhere? And does anyone have a copy of the CBA?

Thanks

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Can you work the dock?

No, there is nothing for me to do. I just applied for other positions. Now I have a new problem with YRC.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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YRC: Lay-Off Pay Question? In CBA?

Hi and welcome to an awesome site.

I have questions though..what company are you working for and what division?

When you say no loads in three weeks...do you mean what you ran were short runs and you want longer..or are you exaggerating or what?

Its hard for me to grasp a company would be paying for trucks and insurance etc. but not running drivers.

Is this a mom n pop?

It's YRC Freight as a Line Haul Driver. I missed out on the bid so I do not have a dedicated route. I've just been sitting around the house doing nothing waiting on a call and they said it was slow. I am so low on the seniority list that all seasoned employees are getting the runs. By the time they get to us newbies, there are no more runs.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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YRC: Lay-Off Pay Question? In CBA?

So it's been really slow here and I haven't had any runs for about 3 weeks now. I just started in October 2016. They recently had me resign and transfer to another out-of-state terminal hoping that I would get a run but it's going on a week now with ZERO calls.

A higher seniority driver said that we are to be paid a certain weekly amount when there are no runs available. Is this true and is it in the CBA anywhere? And does anyone have a copy of the CBA?

Thanks

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