Drivers at Nash Finch, a wholesale food distributor, recently voted to become members of Local 822 in Norfolk, Va. The vote was 64-41 and there are 109 drivers in the bargaining unit.
“It feels great to finally have an opportunity to make improvements here and have a voice on the job,” said Arthur Padmore, a 10-year driver with Nash Finch who was a leading member on the drivers’ organizing committee.
“This is a huge win and we look forward to negotiating a new contract for these drivers,” said James Wright, President of Local 822.
The drivers in Norfolk will join 430 other Nash Finch Teamsters at nine other facilities throughout Ohio and Indiana. The Minneapolis-based Nash Finch is the second largest publicly traded food distributor in the U.S.