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Con-way Freight Employees Vote Down Teamsters at Texas Terminal

December 8, 2014

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Employees at Con-way Freight's Harlingen, Texas, facility voted to reject representation by the Teamsters Union in Friday's election.

Since October, the union has won two organizing elections at Con-way Freight locations. Employees at the Laredo terminal became the first at the company to join the union, followed by those at the Con-way Freight Los Angeles facility.

The Harlingen election results mark the fourth defeat for the Teamsters Union this year in its efforts to organize workers at Con-way Freight. Previously, a majority of employees at Con-way Freight locations in Santa Fe Springs and San Fernando Valley, California, and Manchester, New Hampshirem voted against the union.

Last month, the union also withdrew a petition for election at Con-way Freight's facility in Irvine, California.

"Our employees continue to demonstrate that when they are able to consider all the facts, and have the opportunity to make an informed choice in a free and fair election, they vote to remain union-free," said Greg Lehmkuhl, Con-way Freight president, in a statement.

Despite the union winning organizing elections at two locations, Con-way Freight currently does not have a contract with the Teamsters at any of its nearly 300 locations in the U.S.

The votes are part of a recent campaign by the union to organize Con-way workers, including drivers, as well as at rival less-than-truckload carrier FedEx Freight, where the union has won three elections at various terminals and lost three others, while withdrawing voting at at least four others.

Comments

  1. 1. haller [ December 09, 2014 @ 07:46AM ]

    Business does not want us truckers (workers), to be organized, Big mistake Con Way... United we stand , divided we fail..

  2. 2. Cliff Downing [ December 09, 2014 @ 08:39AM ]

    Haller, truckers are not organized in any way, union or not. The Union just gets more money to promote it's agenda, which rarely has anything to do with the interests of the drivers. All it does is pit management against the drivers. It doesn't guarantee any kind of job security. Ask the Former Churchill LTL drivers and many others. I have no problem with a open election process and if drivers chose to go union. They can then deal with the fallout. Likewise, I have no problem if folks vote down the union. It is their choice. If they feel they are fine without a union, then it is their call. Con-Way didn't make any mistake, Haller. They allowed a free open election and drivers said no.

  3. 3. Kratz Leatherman [ December 09, 2014 @ 06:13PM ]

    The way I understand it from the Manchester, NH terminal manager, their drivers are making very good money. 70K a year for local and 95K for line haul. Yes, you will work for it, but since when is hard work a bad thing?

  4. 4. Kratz Leatherman [ December 09, 2014 @ 06:13PM ]

    Why would I want a union to come in and destroy that?

 

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