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Land-Air Express Workers Say Union Yes

Workers at Land-Air Express of New England chose to become members of Local 375 in Buffalo. After a hard-fought organizing campaign, a majority of the 33 drivers at the Tonawanda, New York terminal voted to have their voices heard in their workplace.

The new bargaining unit includes city pickup and delivery drivers, line-haul road drivers and dock workers.

“The workers at the facility who were once Teamsters members came to us for assistance when Land-Air Express switched the health benefits to a non-negotiable plan that would not provide any coverage for workers with families until after they pay up to $15,500 in out-of-pocket expenses,” said Kevin Drysdale, Local 375 Secretary-Treasurer and Business Agent. “Other concerns include safety issues, work rule violations, lack of seniority, and being forced to work through their lunch breaks.”

The entire team at Local 375, including Recording Secretary and Organizer John Rousseau, was instrumental in making this organizing campaign a great success.

“We now look forward to negotiating benefits for this brave and resilient group that can only be achieved through a Teamster contract,” Drysdale said. “At Local 375, we also welcome the opportunity to help other workers who find themselves in the same predicament.”

Land-Air Express has 14 terminals in New York and throughout the New England area.