Shred-It Workers Vote to Join Teamsters


Workers Overcome Management Stall Tactics, Prepare for Negotiations

(EASTVALE, Calif.) – Thirty-four workers at Shred-It have voted to join Teamsters Local 1932. Shred-It drivers, dispatchers, mechanics, and warehouse workers organized with the Teamsters to gain a voice at work, negotiate fair wages, and improve benefits.

“We’re ready to negotiate a contract with guaranteed regular wage increases, protections against unfair treatment, and a pension so we can retire in dignity,” said Carlos Ortiz, an 8-year driver at Shred-It and a new member of Local 1932. “Hopefully, Shred-It will negotiate in good faith. If they try any more delay tactics, we’re ready to fight for what we deserve.”

Weeks before the election, the workers delivered a petition to management signed by a supermajority and demanded that Shred-It recognize their union and begin negotiations immediately. But Shred-It refused to recognize Local 1932 as the bargaining representative and forced an NLRB election that the company was destined to lose.

Shred-It used the six weeks before the vote to run an anti-union campaign and attempted to mislead workers about the benefits of becoming Teamsters.

“These last six weeks, management has cared a lot about how we spend our money,” said Charles Love, a 13-year Shredding Specialist and a new member of Local 1932. “We’re looking forward to negotiating with management to make our routes safer, our hours more manageable, our wages livable, and our health care affordable. And we can’t wait to be dues-paying Teamsters protected by a strong Teamster contract!”

Teamsters Local 1932 represents more than 14,000 working people throughout San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. For more information, visit Follow us on social media @1932Teamsters.