(WASHINGTON) – Drivers at XPO Logistics in Elgin, Ill. filed for Teamster representation today, the latest action by workers across the U.S. who are banding together to fight for fair treatment at one of the largest transportation and logistics companies in the world.
The drivers at the former Con-way Freight are planning to join the freight drivers in Aurora, Ill. who formed their union as Teamsters last year. In addition, the dockworkers at XPO in Aurora filed for their Teamster election yesterday and 33 drivers at XPO in Trenton, N.J. filed for their Teamsters election on March 15. The Elgin drivers would also join workers in Miami; Laredo, Texas; Vernon, Calif.; North Haven, Conn.; and King of Prussia, Pa. who have already unionized as Teamsters. So far, nearly 500 XPO workers have voted to become Teamsters.
“With the Trenton, N.J. drivers and the Aurora dockworkers filing over the past several days, and now the drivers in Elgin, our campaign at XPO is gaining momentum every day,” said Ernie Soehl, Director of the Teamsters National Freight Division. “Across the country, XPO workers are standing up for a more secure future.”
“The drivers in Elgin want to join their co-workers in Aurora who have already taken action and formed their union as Teamsters,” said Dominic Romanazzi, President of Local 330 in Elgin. “The workers want a more secure future, better and more affordable health care and retirement security.”
Port, freight and warehouse workers at XPO are coming together across the country in their fight for a more secure future.
Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit www.teamster.org.