Band of C.R. England drivers vote to leave Teamsters affiliation

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Chicago-based intermodal drivers for C.R. England (No. 20 in the CCJ Top 250) voted Sept. 20 to decertify Teamsters Local 705 as their bargaining representative. C.R. England says the union represented the drivers only for “a short period.”

“We are pleased by this decision by our drivers to decertify,” said Zach England, Chief Operating Officer. “This vote allows the company to work directly with drivers regarding their individual needs as opposed to working through a third party that often doesn’t concern itself with individual drivers or their circumstances.”

This group of intermodal drivers comprised less than 1 percent of the company’s employees, England says. With this decertification, none of C.R. England’s roughly 8,000 employees are represented by a union, the company says.