Friday, May 24, 2013

Woo-hoo! Another Teamster organizing victory in IL!

Please welcome our 60-plus new brothers and sisters who voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 179 in Joliet last week.

They make high-pressure and commercial hoses at U.S. Hose in Romeoville. The vote to join the Teamsters was 55-3.

Bob Connors, organizer for Local 179, said the hardworking men and women of U.S. Hose scored a great victory:
These workers reached out to the Teamsters months ago in need of real protection on the job, and Local 179 is prepared to give them the representation they deserve.
Teamsters Joint Council 25 and local unions throughout northern Illinois attended a rally in Romeoville to support U.S. Hose workers just before their election on May 15. More than 50 manufacturing employees spent time with Teamster organizers, representatives and members during the afternoon cookout, playing games and listening to music.

U.S. Hose was previously a division of Senior Flexonics, an industrial manufacturing company in suburban Bartlett. Teamsters Local 330 brought Teamster power to more than 350 Senior Flexonics workers in February in another successful organizing campaign.

Tom Flynn, president of Local 179, thanked the organizing committee and all of the local affiliates and supporters across the state.
Teamsters stand shoulder-to-shoulder through every fight and every victory and Local 179 couldn’t be happier for the workers of U.S. Hose to have the support of our entire Teamster family.
Well said, Brother Flynn!