In Trenton, N.J., drivers at an XPO Logistics freight facility voted in favor of forming their union with the Teamsters. The drivers are currently negotiating a contract. However, despite not having a completed contract yet, the workers and negotiators were able to set an essential process in place–an interim grievance process.

The interim grievance process provides a systematic, legal avenue for workers to raise their complaint and challenge that complaint through a detailed process (much like a court system), without fear of repercussions from their employer. It’s also a way to uncover any unlawful, unethical, unfair or unacceptable practices within the company–much like what XPO did to one worker, Bruce Ryan.