The certification procedures are now finalized showing that a majority of drivers at XPO Logistics in Albany, New York have voted to join Teamsters Local 294.
“We welcome the drivers at XPO, who remained strong despite the company’s vicious anti-worker, anti-union campaign,” said John Bulgaro, President of Local 294 in Albany. “We will work with the drivers to address their issues in the upcoming contract negotiations.”
“It feels great voting to form our union with Teamsters Local 294,” said Richard Lazorischak, a driver at XPO in Albany for over 21 years. “We look forward to winning a contract that puts our rights and protections in a legally binding document.”
“With the recent contract victories in Miami and in Trenton, and now this organizing victory, XPO workers are sending a clear message to the company that ‘enough is enough,’” said Ernie Soehl, Director of the Teamsters National Freight Division. “XPO workers across the country know that the only way to win real change on the job is to organize and negotiate a Teamster contract.”
The workers are seeking protections from inward-facing tractor cameras and future constant surveillance; an end to unfair discipline; fair treatment for all; real seniority protections; adequate staffing levels; and a voice on the job.