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    Default Virginia Warehouse Drivers Join Teamsters Local 822

    August 9, 2012

    Yesterday, drivers at Nash Finch, a wholesale food distributor, voted to become members of Teamsters Local 822 in Norfolk, Va. The vote was 64 to 41 and there are 109 drivers in the bargaining unit.

    “It feels great to finally have an opportunity to make improvements here and have a voice on the job,” said Arthur Padmore, a 10-year driver with Nash Finch who was a leading member on the drivers’ organizing committee.
    Virginia Warehouse Drivers Join Teamsters Local 822 | International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)

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    Resistance is futile.

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    Default Re: Virginia Warehouse Drivers Join Teamsters Local 822

    I bet the 41 that voted no will be scabs. I think Virginia is a RTW State.

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    Getting In The Groove Now.

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    Default Re: Virginia Warehouse Drivers Join Teamsters Local 822

    ABF wife thanks for posting the article, I was involved with the campaign here as the second time is a charm. What really got me with the company tactics were the captive audience meetings they made mandatory as they showed outdated news reel footage of the Teamsters back in the 1980's. The cars and the clothing of that era showed they were really trying to dig up dirt.

    Anyways it was a hard fought well deserved victory for us, as the first group of voters were the no votes trying to send a message. The people who were with us and were yes votes met in a large group and came in as one group as a show of solidarity and made a statement by that action... Damn that was a good feeling seeing that sight... Go Teamster Power

    Going after the warehouse workers next.......

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    Default Re: Virginia Warehouse Drivers Join Teamsters Local 822

    Quote Originally Posted by Screwy Louiey View Post
    ABF wife thanks for posting the article, I was involved with the campaign here as the second time is a charm. What really got me with the company tactics were the captive audience meetings they made mandatory as they showed outdated news reel footage of the Teamsters back in the 1980's. The cars and the clothing of that era showed they were really trying to dig up dirt.

    Anyways it was a hard fought well deserved victory for us, as the first group of voters were the no votes trying to send a message. The people who were with us and were yes votes met in a large group and came in as one group as a show of solidarity and made a statement by that action... Damn that was a good feeling seeing that sight... Go Teamster Power

    Going after the warehouse workers next.......
    You are very welcome Screwy Louiey! And thanks for sharing the history with us.

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    Thumbs up Re: Virginia Warehouse Drivers Join Teamsters Local 822

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy View Post
    I bet the 41 that voted no will be scabs. I think Virginia is a RTW State.
    Yes its a right to work state Jimmy, but most of those no votes just need to be educated to be turned around. All it takes for them to come around is for one of them to get into trouble and get discharged and they'll come running to sign a card....

 

 

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