KEENE, N.H., June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Corrections officers for Cheshire County, N.H., have overwhelmingly decided to join Teamsters Local 633 in a vote conducted by the New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome this professional group of law enforcement officers to the Teamster family," said David W. Laughton, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Joint Council 10 and Local 633 in Manchester, N.H. "These men and women chose a difficult vocation and deserve the respect and support of the County, which we will ensure through collective bargaining."
Teamsters Joint Council 10 Organizer Roger Travers organized the group of 41 officers under Laughton's direction. Travers spent many days outside the corrections facility, speaking with and addressing the needs and concerns of the proposed bargaining unit members.
Prior to the vote, the officers were subjected to a "Mandatory Collective Bargaining Informational Meeting" where the county's legal counsel discussed the pitfalls of joining a union. The Teamsters held a voluntary informational meeting at a local hotel conference room to discuss any concerns the proposed members may have had after having listened to a one-sided presentation. The meeting was hosted by Travers, Business Agent Jeffrey Padellaro and Attorney William Cahill. Corrections officers stopped in during the day to discuss their issues.
"Local 633 is uniquely positioned to represent law enforcement officers, with our staff consisting of business agents who have been representing police departments and corrections officers for decades, along with a legal counsel who has worked as a state corrections officer and police officer. We look forward to representing our brothers and sisters working at the Cheshire County correctional facility," Laughton said.
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Roger Travers, (978) 697-7352
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