Correctional officers with Florida’s Osceola County Department of Corrections have voted to join Teamsters Local 385 in Orlando, Fla. The 200 officers came together seeking fairness, an end to favoritism and a voice at work.
“We’re all very excited and the morale has definitely gone up,” said Officer Laura Forehand. “I know the Teamsters have a good reputation and a good name. We needed a real union.”
Roger Allain, an organizer with Local 385, said that the officers worked hard to organize.