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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Sysco South Florida Workers Vote ‘Teamsters Yes’

    (MIAMI) – Sysco workers notched another union election victory today after 130 warehouse workers voted for Teamsters Local 769 representation. The workers join 132 drivers at Sysco South Florida who won their election to join the union in February.

    Travis McCrea, 35, a forklift putaway worker, said increasing insurance costs and the company’s two-year anti-union campaign in the warehouse drove him and his co-workers to victory. “Every year Sysco increase the insurance, but they don’t increase the wages. I was tired of the promises to fix things. I wasn’t turning around and wasn’t letting anybody else turn around, either.”

    Today’s victory is the fifth union election win at a Florida Sysco facility since 2016, with nearly 500 workers voting overwhelmingly for a voice in the workplace. “Florida workers are fed up with Sysco’s abuse of the law, its bullying in the workplace,” said Josh Zivalich, President of Teamsters Local 769. “They know a Teamster contract is their only protection and they’re willing to stand together to fight for fairness and justice.”

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    Retired !

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    Default Re: Sysco South Florida Workers Vote ‘Teamsters Yes’

    They have secured their first contract. Congratulations to the new members at Sysco and Local 769 in Miami.

    Sysco Warehouse Workers, Drivers in Florida Ratify First Teamster Contracts
    In a near unanimous vote, Sysco warehouse workers and drivers who are members of Teamsters Local 769 in Miami have ratified their first contracts.
    Despite the challenging climate posed by coronavirus closures, the one-year agreements include important protections for workers: just cause language, layoff and recall rights for furloughed workers, as well as seniority and wage protections.
    "Given the terrible situation facing these workers and the country as a whole, this contract is important because of the layoff language and recall rights," said Josh Zivalich, Local 769 President. "The workers recognized this with the near unanimous approval."
    The unit of 128 warehouse workers voted to form their union last August; the 126 drivers voted in February 2019. The center is located in Medley, Florida, near Miami.
    Local 769 secured a side agreement in which the company will pay the cost of the workers' health insurance for the next two months for those furloughed by shutdowns in the cruise ship industry -- a significant portion of the company's business.

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