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Local 355 approves first contract with US Foods in Virginia
Sept. 21, 2021 | More than 100 drivers employed by US Foods in Manassas, Virginia, have overwhelmingly approved their first collective bargaining agreement between Teamsters Local 355 and the company. The drivers voted to join Local 355 in September 2020. The three-year contract addresses many of the workers' concerns. It provides significant improvements to wages over the term of the agreement, coverage under the Local 355 Health Plan, bidding language, seniority rights, and a grievance procedure, in addition to other worker rights and protections typical of a Teamster contract. The agreement also covers drivers who work out of drop yards in Fredricksburg and Richmond in Virginia, and Upper Marlboro, Fredrick, Millington, and Savage in Maryland. Local 355 Recording Secretary Mark Garey and Business Agent Ed Mulford extend their thanks to the US Foods negotiating committee and their fellow drivers who stood in solidarity to make the contract a success.
Schedule update for Local 355 retired members
Sept. 20, 2021 | Monthly meetings for the Association of Retired Members (A.R.M.) are canceled for the remainder of the year. The retirees’ Christmas Party is also canceled. Stay tuned for updates as we move into 2022. Please stay safe and healthy, everyone.
Watch: Final Teamsters General President Candidates’ debate
Sept. 20, 2021 | You can still watch the second and final debate that took place on September 8. Hear directly from the candidates for General President here.
Sysco Teamsters in Illinois strike
Sept. 1, 2021 | Teamsters Local 703 warehouse workers went on strike at Sysco Corporation in Des Plaines beginning Monday, August 30 at 2:00 a.m. over the company’s refusal to bargain in good faith and treat workers with the dignity and respect they deserve. “One year ago, Sysco’s CEO referred to his employees as ‘heroes’, as the men and women who helped keep America fed. Now they won’t even offer a fair wage increase. These are the essential workers that kept hospitals and schoolchildren fed throughout the pandemic’s darkest days,” said Teamsters Local 703 Vice President Pat Bruno… Continue reading
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