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Eight current and former workers at a Memphis warehouse operated by the global supply firm XPO Logistics said they were subjected to sexual harassment and retaliated against for filing claims against their supervisors, prompting an investigation by Verizon, which contracts the facility.

The women accused nine different supervisors by name. Two of the women said they were retaliated against for making harassment claims, according to complaints filed with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

 

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The War on Workers in our country has never been more visible. Workers are subjected to employer-hired union busters telling lies about organizing and unions, threats of moving work or losing their jobs, intimidation and coercion at every turn through captive audience meetings and one-on-ones at the workplace are common.

Leading Investor Advisory Firms Back Teamster Demand for Better Disclosure of Working Conditions at XPO

(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.

 

#TimesUp Organizations Call on Verizon CEO, Board to End Sexual Harassment in Supply Chain

(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.

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