On Friday, March 8, a group of 34 drivers in Idaho and Oregon working at Food Services of America, Inc., which US Foods is in the process of purchasing, voted to become members of Teamsters Local 483 in Boise, Idaho and Local 670 in Salem, Oregon.

The two locals filed a combined petition to represent the workers. The vote was 23-9 in favor of Teamster representation. Local 483 will represent 32 of the 34 workers, while Local 670 will represent two.

“It feels good to be a Teamster,” said Vince Nye, an employee in Meridian, Idaho for the past four and a half years. “We are seeking fair pay.”

“For far too long, this company has taken advantage of these workers,” said Timothy Acevez, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 483. “We look forward to negotiating a first contract that will address wages, benefits and working conditions. The workers deserve security for themselves and for their families.”