XPO Logistics warehouse workers in Indianapolis (Indiana) and freight drivers in Rockaway (New Jersey) filed for representation last week with the Teamsters trade union.
The union said the latest action by workers at locations of freight forwarder and logistics firm across the US is them “banding together to fight for fair treatment”.
Workers are planning to join XPO freight workers in Laredo (Texas); Los Angeles (California); Miami (Florida); Aurora (Illinois); King of Prussia (Pennsylvania); Trenton and Cinnaminson (both New Jersey) and warehouse workers in North Haven (Connecticut) who have already joined the Teamsters.
Teamsters said: “The Indiana workers handle products for Pioneer Seed Corn, the agriculture division of DowDuPont. The workers are seeking fair wages and want to restore paid holidays that were taken away, among other issues. The freight workers are seeking affordable, quality health care, retirement security and respect on the job.
“Port, freight and warehouse workers at XPO are coming together across the country in their fight for fairness, dignity and respect.”