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  • Washington County, Wisconsin Social Services Workers Choose Teamsters

    Washington County, Wisconsin Social Services workers have voted overwhelmingly to join the Teamsters. There are 30 workers in the bargaining unit who are now represented by Local 200 in Milwaukee.

    The vote count was held on September 2. Of the 27 votes cast, 21 workers voted for the Teamsters, 5 for their previous union affiliation, and 1 for no representation.

    Worker Jessica Indiraraj said she and her colleagues thought long and hard before deciding to leave their previous union and vote to join the Teamsters.

  • Iowa Sheriff’s Deputies and Jailers Join Teamsters

    TeamsterSheriff’s deputies and jailers in Crawford County, Iowa have voted overwhelmingly to join the Teamsters. The election took place on Aug. 27th; the result was a vote of 12-1. There are 13 workers in the bargaining unit and they are represented by Teamsters Local 554 in Omaha, Nebraska.

    James Sheard, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 554, said deputies and jailers heard from other law enforcement officers who are already Teamsters about the benefits of being in a union.

  • 200 Workers Who Keep Dunkin’ Donuts Running Join Local 25

    Nearly 200 workers who deliver products to Dunkin’ Donuts stores in New England voted to join Local 25 in Boston.

    On August 11 and 12, the drivers and helpers at Northeast DCP in Bellingham, Massachusetts voted 100 to 78 to join Local 25. There are 194 workers in the bargaining unit. The drivers deliver all types of items to the stores, including the donut dough, furniture, coffee and coffee syrup, coffee machines, ad displays and other items.

  • Global Defense Workers Join Teamsters

    Workers with BAE Systems in Hawaii have voted overwhelming, 23-2, in favor of joining Local 996 in Honolulu. The 26 workers are responsible for a number of high-security operations, including transporting military personnel for deployment actions; hauling heavy equipment, weapons and ammunition; and providing logistical support.

  • Party Rental Workers Join Teamsters

    Workers at a large party rental company in the Midwest are celebrating their new membership in the Teamsters, after a vote in favor of joining Local 710 in Chicago.

    The drivers, helpers, erectors, linen and warehouse workers for Classic Party Rentals perform a variety of tasks in setting up for special occasions. From transporting equipment to erecting tents, the 128 workers can be found working major national events like the Kentucky Derby and NASCAR races.