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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Teamsters, Community Supporters Protest Unlawful Firings at XPO Logistic

https://teamster.org/news/2017/05/teamsters-community-supporters-protest-unlawful-firings-xpo-logistics
Group Demands That Company Reinstate Three Drivers


(HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J.) – A group of more than 50 Teamsters and supporters, including state lawmakers and the head of the state AFL-CIO, protested outside the XPO Logistics, Inc. terminal here today and demanded that the company reinstate three fired workers they say were punished for supporting a recent union drive.
“XPO has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to run vicious anti-worker, anti-union campaigns across the country, but the company has reached new lows by unlawfully firing three workers here in the Trenton area,” said Ernie Soehl, Director of the Teamsters National Freight Division. “Our message is clear: we will not tolerate the company firing workers who are exercising their federally protected right to organize.”
The group included state Sen. Linda Greenstein (D-Cranbury); state Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo (D-Hamilton Township); Charlie Wowkanech, President of the New Jersey AFL-CIO; Laurel Brennan, Secretary-Treasurer of the New Jersey AFL-CIO; and Jeff Sagnip, district director for Rep. Chris Smith (R), as well as AFSCME members. They marched on the XPO terminal and presented management with a letter demanding that the company meet to discuss the firings, and to reinstate the three workers. Management refused to meet with the group.
A group of 34 workers at XPO in Hamilton voted to join Teamsters Local 701 in North Brunswick on April 14. The three fired workers, Tom Bower, Ivo Cifelli and Laszlo Rituper, served on the union Organizing Committee.
Cifelli has logged nearly 500,000 accident-free miles and was hired by Con-way in 2010. “It was clear that we were fired for supporting the union,” he said. “We need a Teamster contract. Without a Teamster contract, this can happen to anyone.”
Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit www.teamster.org for more information. For more information about the XPO campaign, visit Facebook: XPO Exposed.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

We have your backs brothers xpo is dirty

Anonymous said...

Why do the Drivers don't wake up who are you helping the guys in upper management the big top dogs 🐢 that have company' cars the people that have a contract with xpo and make more than we do they don't even know you and all xpo mangers they think that the company is there's they don't want us to have a better future better health care job sercrty but l bet they would want all that for there own children so wake up and vote yes stop and think about it who are u defending people you don't even know

Anonymous said...

more petition to come as you all see THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS ARE FIGHTING FOR OUR RIGHTS!!
ALSO ANTI UNION BRACLETS CAN'T STOP ORGANIZING STAY TUNED MORE TO COME!!!🎁πŸ”₯

Anonymous said...

Happy memorial day and let's remember all that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms that we enjoy today. All gave some, and some gave All. Let's remember that as we celebrate this holiday.

Anonymous said...

Milwaukee on its last few yes votes to get. Lets do it and push back and be secure

Anonymous said...

Milwaukee on its last few yes votes to get. Lets do it and push back and be secure

Anonymous said...

The last few yes'are in

Anonymous said...

Great news the call will be made Tuesday to the ters

Anonymous said...

In NRO month of June blocked from taking vacation when will we get wise and organize

Anonymous said...

Where is NRO ?

Anonymous said...

Here at XPN we can't get time off until October! Plus if we come in late because we have a doctors appointment we will be issued a half point, and we have to call before coming in late to make sure the still need us to come in. This manager is the worse manager I have ever worked for! Drivers are leaving they can't find anyone dumb enough to come work here. If there ever was a terminal that needed a union it's XPN!!

Anonymous said...

Roanoke Va great bunch of guys they just need to wise up

Anonymous said...

NRO it's time to organized to get the union

Anonymous said...

Mangers are MIA they are I a week long meeting and l know where there are in a huge septick tank full off shit union train πŸš‚ is about to get better wait and see

Anonymous said...

Where's XPN?

Anonymous said...

Warren, MI just north of Detroit

Anonymous said...

Is there any truth to the roomer that xpo is trying to buy Fed ex frieght? Been hereing this the last too days.

Anonymous said...

Rumor,two

Anonymous said...

Hearing

Anonymous said...

Are you nuts? FedEx sells its whole brand from small pkg to overnight to freight. They are not giving up any part of their massive presence.

Anonymous said...

Actually he's not nuts. There was an article in the Wall Street journal a couple days ago, it said Bradley Jacobs is eyeing 3 different acquisitions. One was FedEx Freight. He made an offer to buy them for 5.5 Billion dollars. The guy couldn't spell, but he did know what he was talking about.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the spelling guys i never been good at it but i heard line hall drivers talking about xpo buying fed ex so i wanted to ask. Thank you

Anonymous said...

I stand by my statement. ARE YOU NUTS ?
Anyone can offer any amount for anything. My father always says everyone is for sale. Even the cashier. But FedEx likes to sell their whole pkg. Why would the sell off freight? It may not be profitable but it completes the whole sales pitch. They can stand to take a loss if it retains profitable business elsewhere.