Employees at one of Long Island’s largest residential fence companies, Rose Fence, are now represented by Teamsters Local 553 in New York. A large majority of the 70-member workforce voted in favor of Teamster representation on Sunday, May 23, 2010.
“Some Rose Fence employees contacted our local union about a month ago,” said Demo Demopoulos, president of Teamsters Local 553. “They had seen our name on the internet when they did a Google search for unions in the area. We had just organized the horse carriage drivers in New York which has gotten us a lot of publicity, too.”