(PORT OF SAVANNAH, Ga.) – XPO Drayage, Inc., has reached a settlement agreement with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) over Unfair Labor Practice charges filed by Teamsters Local 728, Atlanta, following a widely-publicized incident, which was captured on police audio tape and subsequently shared on the Huffington Post, outside XPO’s Wentworth, Ga. facility. XPO, which has a long history of retaliation against its drivers for concerted union activity and for misclassifying its drayage and last mile drivers as “independent contractors” rendering them outside the protection of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), has signed an agreement in which the company agreed to post an official Board notice effectively stating that these misclassified drivers have the right to form a union and are protected under the NLRA.

“This is a great victory for XPO drivers at the Port of Savannah as XPO was forced to show drivers the truth for themselves – that they have the right to form a Union at their workplace if they so choose. We hope that XPO truly respects that right; however, their track record in Georgia and around the country is one of extreme hostility to workers who want to join together as a community to improve their working conditions,” said Fred Potter, Teamsters International Vice President and Director of the Teamsters Port Division. “With the support of XPO workers’ unions across Europe, and in coordination with XPO freight drivers and warehouse workers across America, we will continue to support XPO port and rail drivers’ fight for employee rights and the freedom to improve working conditions as a community until justice has been served for all!”