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Freight Drivers In New Mexico Join Local 492

Sixty drivers at a freight company in Albuquerque, New Mexico have voted to join Local 492.

On March 3, the drivers at Pat Salmon and Sons, Inc., which transports mail for the U.S. Postal Service, voted 37-18 to join Local 492. The drivers transport mail coast-to-coast. The company currently operates more than 100 postal contracts with operations in 26 states.

“The workers want affordable health-care benefits,” said Moises Ortega, President and Business Agent for Local 492. “They now have a 401(k) plan, but they also want to negotiate a pension plan. They also want improved working conditions.”

Last week, Local 492 had a first round of negotiations with the company and exchanged non-economic contract proposals.