KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drivers at XPO Logistics in suburban Philadelphia filed for Teamster representation today, 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 52 drivers at the former Con-way Freight are planning to join workers in Miami, Laredo, Texas and Vernon, Calif. who have already formed their union with the Teamsters. In addition, freight workers at XPO in Aurora, Ill. and warehouse workers at XPO in North Haven, Conn. will vote tomorrow in Teamster elections.
"The freight workers in King of Prussia are determined to become Teamsters so that they can have a voice at work and make improvements on the job," said Tyson Johnson, Director of the Teamsters Freight Division. "Across the country, XPO workers are standing together to create positive change and we are supporting them all the way."
"We look forward to working with the XPO employees as they form their union as Teamsters," said Michael Bonaduce, President of Teamsters Local 384 in Norristown, Pa. "The workers here are strong, united and focused to win."
Port, freight and warehouse workers at XPO are coming together across the country in their fight for a more secure future.
Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit www.teamster.org.
Ted Gotsch, (202) 508-6437
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SOURCE International Brotherhood of Teamsters