October 21, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel
North Haven, CT – The Teamsters have won two more elections in their bid to organize truckers and warehouse workers at XPO Logistics, with workers at a warehouse in North Haven, Connecticut, and a less-than-truckload facility in Aurora, Illinois, voting to be represented by the union.
The “workers have sent the company a message that they will no longer tolerate the poor treatment and low wages,” Steve Vairma, director of the Teamsters Warehouse Division, said in a statement Oct. 13. The union will represent 74 drivers in Aurora and 127 warehouse workers in North Haven. XPO, the nation’s second-largest less-than-truckload carrier after FedEx Freight, has resisted union organizing, and said it might challenge the election results. The Teamsters have now won five representation votes at XPO facilities, with North Haven their first win at a warehouse, but have not yet reached a collective-bargaining agreement at any of them. Read more