(WASHINGTON) – Drivers who shuttle Facebook employees to and from the company headquarters in Menlo Park., Calif., have voted in favor of representation by Teamsters Local 853 in San Leandro, Calif.
Teamsters and Facebook drivers rallied today at Facebook headquarters, along with community and political leaders. ABC in San Francisco reports on the efforts by Facebook drivers to organize with Teamsters Local 853 in San Leandro, Calif. View the video below.
(WASHINGTON) – Rome Aloise, International Vice President and President of Teamsters Local 853 in San Leandro, Calif., wrote a letter to Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg last week on behalf of bus drivers who transport Facebook employees from San Francisco, Palo Alto and other areas to the Facebook campus. The drivers, employees of Loop Transportation, are seeking union representation and a contract.
They shuttle highly paid Facebook employees to and from the company’s headquarters in Silicon Valley, yet many say their pay is so low that they can’t afford to live in the area. Moreover, many complain that they start work around 6 a.m. and do not finish until 9 p.m., 15 hours later.
Facebook drivers work very long days, but they’re barely getting by. Read why most of them wanted to be represented by Teamsters Local 853.
The workers who drive buses for the well-paid employees of the world’s wealthiest technology companies deserve a union. These drivers often work from dawn well until dusk, but they’re barely getting by.
They work for transportation contractors like Loop Transportation and Compass Transportation, providing services to big-name corporate giants like Facebook, Apple, eBay, Yahoo, Zynga, Genentek and Amtrak.