IBT: UPS Freight Workers Push to Join Teamsters in New England

January 17, 2008: By Bret Caldwell: A majority of workers at seven UPS Freight terminals throughout New England have signed authorization cards to become Teamsters, providing strong momentum in the nationwide campaign to give thousands of company employees a strong voice on the job, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa announced.

The cards will now be sent to a neutral arbitrator, paving the way for the company to officially recognize the 315 workers, which is expected to occur within a week. The workers belong to the following local unions: Local 25 in Boston; Local 170 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Local 251 in E. Providence, Rhode Island; Local 340 in S. Portland, Maine; Local 404 in Springfield, Massachusetts; Local 443 in New Haven, Connecticut, and Local 633 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Read more on the IBT website.

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