XPO Logistics drivers in Albany, N.Y. filed for Teamster representation Friday with Local 294.
The 34 drivers at the former Con-way Freight seek to join XPO freight workers in Laredo, Texas; Vernon, Calif.; Miami, Fla.; Aurora, Ill.; King of Prussia, Pa., and Trenton, N.J. and warehouse workers in North Haven, Conn. who have already joined the Teamsters.
“Like the XPO workers in other locations, the Albany drivers are fed up with higher health care costs and reduced coverage and no voice on the job,” says Ernie Soehl, Director of the Teamsters National Freight Division. “Workers around the country are fighting back and we will fight alongside them in their campaign.”
John Bulgaro, President of Local 294 in Albany, says XPO workers in Albany reached out to the union “because they are tired of having no say on the job. We look forward to helping these workers form their union and then negotiate a first contract that improves their livelihoods.”