Employees Seek Fair Wages, More Affordable Health Care
MIAMI, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, April 16, employees at a UPS Supply Chain Solutions facility in Doral, Fla., voted to join Teamsters Local 769 in Miami. There are 41 workers in the bargaining unit.
"It is with great pride that I welcome the newest members of our local," said Mike Scott, President of Local 769 in Miami. "The workers turned to us for help and we look forward to providing them with the best representation possible to improve their working conditions and attain the respect they deserve. I would also like to thank the Teamsters Organizing Department for their instrumental role in this successful campaign."
The workers are seeking fair wages and more affordable health care.
"We are very excited about this victory, it has been a long time coming for us!" said Juan Nunez, an 11-year employee and committee member. "We are seeking equal treatment and benefits as our UPS Teamsters brothers and sisters who are already represented by Teamsters Local 769."
The workers remained strong and united in their campaign to become Teamsters.
Local 769 represents hundreds of workers at six UPS facilities in Miami. However this is the first UPS Supply Chain Solution facility to be organized nationwide.
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