(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.
(CORONA, Calif.) - On Thursday, Sept. 4, US Foods warehouse workers in Corona, Calif. voted by more than a 2-1 margin to join Teamsters Local Union 63 in Covina, Calif. The workers are concerned about job security as Sysco attempts to acquire their employer.