Local 31 in Canada had a successful year organizing new members, with more than 500 new members joining the local in 2017.
(WASHINGTON) – Teamsters Warehouse Division Director and International Vice President Steve Vairma announced that after seven months of negotiations the Kroger master agreement, including all five local union supplements, has successfully concluded. The five-year agreement was overwhelmingly ratified by the membership.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and ITF affiliated trade unions from the United States and France representing workers in global logistics and transportation giant XPO met to discuss further building their international cooperation and solidarity as part of a global ITF XPO initiative.
(HOUSTON) – Teamster members and a workers’ rights expert addressed executives and stakeholders today during the Sysco [NYSE: SYY] shareholder meeting in the company’s hometown, Houston, Texas. Their message: Stakeholders could pay a deep price for the company’s systemic violation of federal laws that protect workers.
(ST. PAUL, Minn.) – Teamsters Local 120 Sysco drivers honored a picket line extension here today after company workers in Olathe, Kansas, began an unfair labor practice strike earlier in the day.
The November, 2017, edition fo the Warehouse Division newsletter features articles about negotiations with Vistar/PFG, hurricane assistance for members in Puerto Rico and the fight at Sysco to protect workers rights.
(KANSAS CITY, Kan.) – Teamsters Local 41 Sysco drivers are now on strike at the company’s Olathe, Kan., distribution center after management allegedly threatened reprisals for the workers’ union activity. Nationally, Sysco faces multiple federal investigations of unlawful company surveillance, threats, discrimination, and terminations of union supporters in Kansas, Florida, California, South Carolina, Michigan and Washington.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- George Brewster was making a delivery to a Northeast Side bar when he noticed his supervisor parked nearby, watching him.
What Brewster didn't know was that his Sysco supervisor was apparently setting him up to lose his temper by hiding Brewster's truck keys under his seat while he was inside the restaurant. This provoked a profanity-laced outburst by Brewster, which led to his 2015 firing, according to court documents.
The crux of this setup: Brewster had been identified by company management as a potential Teamsters union organizer.
Brewster's firing is among 79 labor practice violations made by Sysco leading up to a failed 2015 union vote, concluded Michael Rosas, an administrative law judge with the National Labor Relations Board, following a hearing last year.