Workers at Americold, a temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics company, voted on Wednesday, February 6 to join Local 429 in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, near Reading.

There are 124 workers in the bargaining unit. The employees work as forklift drivers and janitors/porters.

"It feels great being a Teamster," said Harlen Aquino, a forklift driver and six-year employee. "Working so hard to get to this point has been an awesome experience. Now we need to negotiate a strong contract."

“We are excited to welcome the workers at Americold and we will work with them to negotiate a strong first contract that addresses their major concerns,” said Bill Shappell, President of Local 429.