The benefits of hiring a union driver instead of an independent operator are obvious to Teamsters. Every once in a while, it becomes obvious to large multinational corporations as well.
“Bimbo bakeries is our largest employer, and throughout the years I’ve consistently pushed them to think differently about their distribution methods – specifically their independent operator model,” Bakery and Laundry Conference (BLC) Chairman and Director Dave Dudas said. “Over time, the company has bought out their independent operators (IOs) and given those bread routes to Teamster drivers. This has led to greater sales for the company, which in turn has led to more earnings for our membership.”






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