(HOUSTON) –Teamsters employed at Sysco and US Foods protested outside Sysco’s shareholders meeting today to demand answers to tough questions from the company’s Board of Directors about its proposed purchase of US Foods and the impact on thousands of jobs.
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) - On Friday, Oct. 31, Sysco drivers voted to join Teamsters Local 41 in Kansas City, Mo. There are 43 drivers in the bargaining unit and the vote count announced today was 25-14.
The October newsletter of the Warehouse Division covers topics including: the national Teamster campaign to organize and protect jobs in Sysco-US Foods merger; the Teamster-shareholder fight against excessive CEO pay and union-busting at McKesson; and recent Seattle warehouse contract victories.
In the October newsletter: Teamsters take on Taylor Farms, and win the fight to pass an historic California ‘Temp Worker’ law.
It will be challenging for Sysco (NYSE:SSY) and US Foods to craft an antitrust remedy package that creates a new national competitor, industry sources said.
Wear your Teamster colors EVERY THURSDAY until we get a commitment from Sysco and US Foods that our jobs are safe if the merger is approved.
The Federal Trade Commission is considering a possible antitrust lawsuit to block the planned merger of Sysco Corp. SYY +3.41% and US Foods Inc., concerned that combining the nation's two biggest food suppliers to restaurants, schools and other institutions could threaten competition, according to people familiar with the matter.