Parking Organizing

WHEREAS, workers in the parking industry need and deserve respect, dignity and a living wage with other benefits; and

WHEREAS, the Teamsters have organized virtually the entire parking industry in the city of Boston in a strategic, market-wide campaign; and

WHEREAS, the success of the Boston parking campaign has resulted in raised standards for all parking workers in the region, with substantial increases in pay and previously unknown benefits; and

WHEREAS, we have had success organizing Las Vegas valet parking workers by building a city-wide movement as we did in Boston.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED at this 29th International Convention that because of the success in Boston and Las Vegas, the Teamsters will look for other opportunities to build market-wide campaigns in this industry — whether it be parking lot workers as in Boston or valet workers as in Las Vegas and other cities; and

FINALLY, BE IT RESOLVED that the Teamsters will build on its experience to build workers’ movements across companies and raise standards for all.