MV Transportation Drivers Join Teamsters
Drivers with MV Transportation have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 385 in Orlando, Fla. There are 300 workers in the bargaining unit.
“We’re looking forward to a new beginning with the Teamsters,” aid Al Rollock, an MV Transportation driver and 20-year Teamster with DHL. “I was a Teamster and I know our situation will improve as Teamsters.”
The drivers were previously members of another union, but dissatisfaction over declining wages, rising health care costs and favoritism, among other concerns, led to the change in representation.
“We need help badly here, and living in a right-to-work state, we need the right representation. The company has the resources to fix the equipment, the pay and the way things are run,” Rollock said.
“We’re honored to welcome these hardworking drivers to the Teamsters,” said Mike Stapleton, Local 385 President.
This is the second major organizing win for Teamsters Local 385 in recent weeks. More than 200 correctional officers with the Osceola County Department of Corrections recently voted to join Local 385.