Eighty-one Delivery Drivers and Mechanics Working Out of a Shaw’s Distribution Center in Wells, Maine Have Voted to Join Teamsters Local Union No. 340
Brett R. Miller, President & Business AgentEmail: [email protected] Phone: (207) 756-4704
(WELLS, Maine) – Employees at the Shaw’s distribution center in Wells, Maine have formed a union with Teamsters Local 340, due to an organizing election that took place on March 1. The workers are seeking job security and disciplinary due process, in addition to a contract that will protect their wages, benefits and working conditions from the uncertainties of the corporate workplace.
“A lot of campaigning went into this victory,” said Local 340 President Brett Miller. “There was hard work required not just this winter, but in previous years as well. We had to overcome the company’s legal roadblocks in hearings at the National Labor Relations Board, before finally triggering a representation election. We commend the men and women of Shaw’s for their bravery in standing up to the company to demand a fair contract with the guaranteed employee rights and wages they deserve.”
This union victory follows on the heels of a recent Teamster-negotiated contract for the Osco pharmacists working inside Shaw’s stores. Teamsters Local Union No. 340 represents several thousand private and public sector workers across the state of Maine.