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    XPO Logistics Employees hoping for contracts

    LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - For the past two days Teamsters have been seen picketing at the XPO Logistics on Mines Road.

    Right now the organizers are led by Teamsters Union 657 out of San Antonio who are in town to show support for the workers who want to be organized and become Teamsters.

    For the past two days, they have been out with XPO drivers who are trying to secure contracts.

    The organizing Blitz is taking place not just in Laredo but at multiple XPO locations across the U. S. including, Miami, Aurora Illinois and Trenton, New Jersey.

    As their current agreement stands, the drivers are paid hourly and by mileage but having a contract would give them the chance to earn raises and get them multiple benefits that are not currently offered.

    KGNS did reach out to the local XPO office who referred us to their national media office.

    As now, we have not been able to get in touch with them.

    Organizers hope that a deal can be made soon.

    Video at link...

    http://www.kgns.tv/content/news/XPO-...479171173.html

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    XPO Workers Begin Unfair Labor Practice Strike in Miami



    XPO employees in Miami walked out this morning to begin an Unfair Labor Practice strike. The workers, who are represented by Teamsters Local 769, are fed up with the company's repeated labor law violations at the freight terminal.

    'It’s been a long time since we got a pay increase, and other XPO terminals are getting pay increases,” said Sherman Thornton, an XPO driver at the Miami terminal. 'The company doesn’t want to give us the fairness we deserve, so we are out here on strike to fight for it.”

    The drivers and dockworkers voted to become Teamsters in 2014 but the company's illegal tactics - including denying pay raises that XPO has been ordered by a judge to pay - have violated the workers' rights.

    'The drivers are standing up because this company is thumbing its nose at federal labor law and holding back legitimate wage increase owed to these workers,” said Josh Zivalich, president of Teamster Local 769.

    Teamster drivers have been picketing the terminal since early this morning to send a message to the company that they have had enough of the company’s law-breaking.

    https://teamster.org/news/2018/04/xp...e-strike-miami

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    Miami Teamsters at XPO Logistics End Successful One-Day Strike



    Drivers and Dockworkers Stand Strong in Protest of XPO’s Anti-Union Culture, Violations of Labor Law

    (NORTH MIAMI, Fla.) – Teamsters that work at XPO Logistics in Miami returned to work yesterday following a successful unfair labor practice (ULP) strike that began on April 9.

    The 70 drivers and dockworkers were taking a stand against XPO’s continued anti-union behavior that has resulted in numerous ULP charges, including denying raises that the company was ordered to issue by an administrative law judge.

    'This strike was about XPO workers drawing a line in the sand and saying enough is enough, „said Josh Zivalich, president of Teamsters Local 769.” XPO's arrogance and repeated labor law violations has gone on for far too long. These drivers courageously action and let the company know workers are no longer going to sit and watch the company violate their rights. We are proud of these workers and Local 769 is fully committed to fighting alongside them until justice is won at XPO."

    The workers maintained a unified front, picketing the entire day at the gates of the XPO terminal and sending the company a clear message – they are ready to escalate their fight to win respect on the job.

    'XPO has blatantly disrespected the law and our rights as drivers for this company, „said Mike Zangrillo a driver at the Miami terminal. 'The support among my coworkers to take this action and go on this ULP strike grew monumentally over night because we see that with each driver that joins this movement we have more support as individual workers. It's about the power of unity - when we see other people standing behind us, it's easier to take action and fight for our rights at XPO.”

    https://teamster.org/news/2018/04/mi...one-day-strike

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