Former Con-Way Drivers Say Things Got Worse After XPO Buyout, Agree To Unionize
Posted on October 18, 2016By Carla Grace7.2k Views
On Thursday, 200 employees from two XPO Logistics Terminals voted in favor of union representation by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
74 drivers from Aurora, Illinois will become the first Teamsters at XPO since it acquired Con-way. 127 warehouse workers from New Haven, Connecticut will become the first warehouse workers at XPO to unionize in the U.S.
Both facilities are former Con-way Freight locations which XPO acquired for $3 billion last year.
The former Con-way employees are alleging unfair treatment and are unionizing to stand up for worker’s rights by telling the company, “Enough is enough.” Tyson Johnson, director of the Teamsters Freight Division explained, “The workers are tired of being mistreated and not having a say in their work lives.”
An XPO spokesperson said in a statement on Thursday that the number of employees choosing to unionize is small in relation to the actual total number of XPO U.S. employees. The company is looking into the election process to determine if it is lawful.