(WASHINGTON) – XPO warehouse workers in Indianapolis, Indiana and XPO freight drivers in Rockaway, New Jersey 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.
Workers are planning to join XPO freight workers in Laredo, Texas; Los Angeles; Miami, Florida; Aurora, Ill.; King of Prussia, Pa.; Trenton, N.J. and Cinnaminson, N.J. and warehouse workers in North Haven, Conn. who have already joined the Teamsters.
The Indiana workers handle products for Pioneer Seed Corn, the agriculture division of DowDuPont. The workers are seeking fair wages and want to restore paid holidays that were taken away, among other issues. The freight workers are seeking affordable, quality health care, retirement security and respect on the job.
Port, freight and warehouse workers at XPO are coming together across the country in their fight for fairness, dignity and respect.
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