Tuesday, January 22, 2008

UPS Freight Workers in Oakland and Seattle Sign Cards to Become Teamsters

An Overwhelming Majority of Workers Sign Cards To Join Locals 70, 174

January 22, 2008

(Washington, D.C.) – An overwhelming majority of workers at the UPS Freight (formerly Overnite Transportation) terminals in the Oakland, California and Seattle, Washington areas have signed authorization cards to become Teamsters. About 300 drivers and dockworkers are employed at the terminals, bringing the total number of UPS Freight workers who have submitted cards to more than 1,100 since last week, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa announced.

“Now more than 1,100 workers at UPS Freight have taken the step to a more secure future,” Hoffa said. “The momentum is moving this campaign forward fast.”

Read the complete article at Teamster.org

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

X-man, it seem that you where wrong again. It time you face the truth and realized that we or going union soon very soon......just look at what is going on.

It time a to Organize!!!

X-man - John H.

Rudy said...

See my FedEx brothers and sisters, UPS Freight have come full circle. They have compared apple to oranges,( that’s what Russ wanted us to do, right?) and realized that in this day and age with the way the economy is heading and the uncertainty of a pension based on a 401k with a stock market that is so unpredictable and is only being fixed with a band aide. They have taken control of their futures with the help of the Teamsters to negotiate a contract for a better work environment, better wages, and a better pension!
If FedEx can have a contract with the people who wash their trucks and tractors and build them new service centers around this nation. They sure can have one for all of us also!
Overcome the fear, the lies, the threats, and the favoritism!
Know Your Rights! Be Wise And Organize!
Rudy
Local Driver And Organizer in Fontana,Ca