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Sixteen maintenance workers at Marshall’s Bridgewater Merchants, Inc. in Bridgewater, Virginia, a warehouse that supplies Marshall’s and TJ Maxx stores with merchandise, voted in favor of becoming Teamsters on May 19. They are now members of Local 29 in Waynesboro, Virginia.
The workers cited job protection, respect and fairness on the job as the primary reasons for seeking representation. Their organizing campaign lasted 45 days.
School bus drivers and monitors at three First Student bus yards in Houston, Texas, have voted unanimously, 40-0, in favor of representation by Teamsters Local 968. The workers united for the opportunity to negotiate fair pay, health care and to have a voice in their workplace. There are 72 workers in the bargaining unit.
First Student school bus drivers and monitors in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, have voted overwhelmingly, 102-33, in favor of representation by the Teamsters Union, seeking fair pay, affordable health insurance, respect and a voice in their workplace. The 167 workers are now members of Teamsters Local 638 in Minneapolis, and the first of more than 2,000 First Student workers who have the potential to become Teamsters in Minnesota.
Mechanics and related class and craft workers at Horizon Air have overwhelming voted to join the Teamsters Union by a 245 to 187 vote. The National Mediation Board certified the results today.
Looking for a real union with real power, the 485 mechanics and related employees in the bargaining unit opted to join the Teamsters after their former association, AMFA, failed to provide representation. At the forefront of the campaign was the issue of outsourcing, a large threat to air safety, homeland security and good jobs in the U.S. The workers are based in Portland, Oregon.
After a Long Lull, 75 Workers Join California Local
On April 23, 75 workers at Wildwood Harvest Foods in Watsonville, California voted to join Teamsters Local 912 to gain job security and negotiate for better wages and benefits. The new Teamsters are production line workers and packers for the company, which produces tofu, vegetarian products and soy milk. The win is Local 912’s first organizing victory in approximately 25 years.
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