(TRENTON, N.J.) – Drivers at XPO Logistics in Trenton, N.J. 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 33 drivers at the former Con-way Freight want to join Teamsters Local 701 in North Brunswick, N.J. and are planning to join workers in Miami, Laredo, Texas; Vernon, Calif.; Aurora, Ill.; North Haven, Conn.; and King of Prussia, Pa. who have already formed their union with the Teamsters.
“The freight workers in Trenton are united, strong and focused on forming their union with the Teamsters so that they can address the issues that are important to them — better and affordable health insurance, retirement security and a voice on the job,” said Ernie Soehl, Director of the Teamsters National Freight Division and President of Teamsters Local 701.
“The XPO drivers in Trenton have worked hard to get to this point and they are excited to be part of the workers’ nationwide campaign that is gaining momentum,” said Ron Lake, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 701.
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.