Why YRC (YRCW) Is Falling Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- YRC Worldwide (YRCW) fell 20.7% to $12.42 Friday after the International Brotherhood of Teamsters didn't approve a Memorandum of Understanding extension put forth by the trucking company.

YRC needs the contract extension to refinance more than $1 billion and ward off a default, according to Bloomberg. YRC Teamsters voted against the contract which maintains a 15% wage cut, delayed salary increases, and reduced vacation time. Of the 26,000 YRC union workers, 19,651 cast ballots in the contract voting, and 61% voted against the contract.

The trucking company is now in contact with the union leaders to see what options they may have.

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