We'll let Fritz Conle, union representative for Local 890, tell us what happened:
Here at Local 890 we have been working with the 66 truck drivers at Foothill Packing for the last 4 months. They haul produce from the fields to the coolers and salad plants for River Ranch, Taylor Farms, Dole and others. Luis Flores, Roberto Sanchez and I visited drivers and held meetings in Salinas, Santa Maria, Mendota, Huron, Yuma, San Luis, Ariz., and Calexico.
Yesterday they won their election to join the Union, by a 2-1 margin! The vote was by mail ballot and the result was 29 Yes, 16 No and 3 challenged. Now we start to negotiate for a contract.
Foothill Packing also employs over 1000 farm workers harvesting the produce in the fields.Welcome to our great union!