Service agents at Budget Car Rental at the Orlando, Florida airport have voted, by a more than 3-1 margin, to join Teamsters Local 385.
The vote was 35-11 and there are 53 workers in the bargaining unit. The election took place on June 2.
"The service agents at Budget have contact with workers at the Avis Budget Group who are already represented by Local 385, along with workers at Hertz, and they saw how being Teamsters has improved the lives of those workers," said Clay Jeffries, President of Local 385 in Orlando. "We will work hard to negotiate a first contract that helps the Budget workers improve their lives on the job."
The workers are seeking fair wages, improved benefits, job security, a voice on the job and a grievance procedure to challenge unfair management decisions.
"We want to thank all the workers at the Avis Budget Group and at Hertz who reached out to the Budget agents," said Chris Gonzalez, a Business Agent with Local 385. "Our members did a great job explaining how Teamster power has helped them."