With the support of TimesUp leaders, women workers are speaking out about systemic and pervasive sexual harassment at a XPO Logistics warehouse in Memphis. XPO Logistics is a $9 billion company that packages and distributes products for Verizon, Disney, Nike, Home Depot, and other major retailers across the world.
(WASHINGTON) – Drivers at XPO Logistics in Erie, Pa. filed for Teamster representation today with Local 397, the latest action by workers across the U.S. who are banding together to fight for fair treatment at one of the largest transportation and logistics companies in the world.
(WASHINGTON) – Leading proxy advisory firms Glass Lewis and Institutional Shareholder Services are recommending XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) investors support a Teamster-filed shareholder resolution that seeks better disclosure of the company’s sustainability practices, including its workplace conditions. The company will hold its annual shareholder meeting on May 17, in Rye Brook, N.Y.
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.
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.
XPO workers and union activists from Belgium, France, Spain, the UK and USA will hold a press conference in Paris to reveal further evidence of worker abuse at the company.