(WASHINGTON) – Drivers at XPO Logistics in Albany, N.Y. filed for Teamster representation today with Local 294, 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.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and ITF affiliated trade unions from the United States and France representing workers in global logistics and transportation giant XPO met to discuss further building their international cooperation and solidarity as part of a global ITF XPO initiative.
(Harvey, Ill.) -- Workers at ITS ConGlobal, an intermodal rail transportation company in Harvey, Ill., voted overwhelmingly this week to join Teamsters Local 710.
(Aurora, Ill.) – Drivers at XPO Logistics in suburban Chicago who formed their union with Teamsters Local 179 in October 2016 “marched on the boss” today to demand that the company start negotiating a contract.
“XPO is mistreating us by refusing to come to the table more than a year after we voted to organize as Teamsters, which is completely unacceptable,” said Jose Ramirez, a driver at XPO in Aurora. “First we had to deal with high-priced union busters during the campaign who repeatedly lied to us, now the company has delayed and delayed the start of negotiations.”
Former XPO driver Mark Cross, who has been out of work with a foot injury, said he is fed up with the way the company has mistreated him over the past five months, making his injury far worse for him and his family.
Trade union investors meeting in Berlin today served notice on US-based logistics provider XPO that it must reform its labour practices.
(WASHINGTON) – Workers at multiple locations across the nation today “marched on their bosses,” delivering a clear message to management and demands that XPO Logistics, Inc. bargain their contracts in good faith without delays. They also want the company to respect the rights of its workers to organize and form a union without intimidation or harassment.
Companies continue to misclassify and engage in wage theft. And the problem is reaching beyond the nation's ports, panelists at Netroots Nation tell attendees.