Verizon is investigating complaints of sexual harassment filed by eight women against a Memphis firm it contracts with for shipping of cell phones.
(SEATTLE) –Ahead of Verizon’s annual shareholder meeting Thursday, leading groups in the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements are calling on Verizon CEO Lowell C. McAdam and the company’s board of directors to meet with them and discuss next steps to end pervasive sexual harassment and misconduct in Verizon-contracted warehouses. The letter comes as female workers employed at the Verizon-contracted XPO Logistics warehouse in Memphis recently filed a wave of complaints with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). After receiving the group’s letter, Verizon stated on Wednesday that it will investigate the complaints.
(ELGIN, Ill.) – Today marks the third day of a strike by probation officers and youth counselors working in Kane County, Ill. The Teamster members are on strike protesting the lack of progress over wage negotiations and unfair labor practices committed by their employer, the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court, and calling for a fair contract to end the strike.
General President Hoffa was on the Leslie Marshall Show last week to discuss the suspicious job site death of an XPO warehouse worker and multiple accounts of sexual harassment and discrimination at the Memphis warehouse facility.
Workers at an XPO warehouse in southeast Memphis filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.