(SEVERN, Md.) – Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa this afternoon met and walked the picket line with some 50 members of Locals 355 and 570 engaged in an unfair labor practices strike against US Foods at its Severn, Md. facility for almost three weeks.
(STREATOR, Illinois) – Some 40 Teamsters working at US Foods’ distribution facility here tonight refused to cross the picket line in solidarity with Teamsters in Severn, Md., who began an unfair labor practice strike on April 27.
(CORONA, Calif.) – Yesterday, Teamsters who drive for US Foods in Corona began an unfair labor practice strike to protest allegations that the foodservice giant violated federal law that protects workers’ rights. Almost immediately, Corona workers extended their picket line to 10 other US Foods distribution centers and resident yards in Southern California and Phoenix, Ariz., where 750 Teamsters have ceased work to honor the picket lines. The picket line extensions are still up today.
(BALTIMORE) – Nearly 200 Maryland Teamsters working for US Foods began an unfair labor practice strike today at the company’s Severn, Md. distribution center. Warehouse workers and drivers filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board, alleging that US Foods has been bargaining in bad faith about its decision to close the Severn facility in June.
(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) – In a major victory, Sysco workers in West Palm Beach voted to join Teamsters Local 769 in Miami. With 84 drivers in the bargaining unit, the vote for Teamster representation was 66 to 15, an 81.5-percent margin of victory. It is the first Sysco facility in Florida where workers have formed a union.
Sysco workers in Michigan are mourning the loss of a former co-worker, Don Horn, who died on Monday, Feb. 8 about a year after he was callously fired by the company.
(PHOENIX) – Today, Teamsters Local 104 extended unfair labor practice picket lines from Phoenix to US Foods facilities across southern California, affecting the nation’s second-largest foodservice provider’s Corona, La Mirada and Vista, Calif.,operations.