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Con-way employees in Portland reject Teamsters

ConwayTruckThe Teamsters Union was dealt a blow this week in its efforts to organize Con-way (No. 6 in the CCJ Top 250) workers, as employees at Con-way Freight’s maintenance facility in Portland, Ore., voted to reject representation by the union.

Over the past year, the union has been campaigning to organize drivers and other employees Con-way and FedEx Freight (No. 2 in the CCJ Top 250).

Most recently, employees in Hayward, Calif., voted against the union, joining Con-way facilities in Buffalo, N.Y., Santa Fe Springs, Calif., San Fernando Valley, Calif., Bakersfield, Calif., Manchester, N.H., and Harlingen, Texas, in rejecting the union’s efforts.

[related-post id=”113062″/]“I want to thank our employees for the thorough and careful consideration they gave to this matter and for voting to remain union-free,” said Joseph M. Dagnese, president of Con-way Freight. “We continue to believe that our best path forward is one where we are focused on our customers, working together directly with our employees to deliver a superior service experience, without the interference of a third party.”

The Teamsters did win over Con-way employees last year in Miami Lakes, Fla., Los Angeles, and Laredo, Texas.

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Matt Cole is an Associate Editor for CCJ and Overdrive. Reach him at