Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Teamsters organizing victory in Kansas!

Please give a warm welcome to our 20 new brothers and sisters who drive short-haul dump trucks for Capital Trucking.  They voted 13-2 today to join Teamsters Local 696 in Topeka, Kan.

Local 696 President Make Scribner welcomed members earlier today:
Capital Trucking employees seized an opportunity to secure their future for their families and themselves this morning.  We look forward to representing them.
The new members want respect and fairness in the workplace.  Drivers report being banned from the break room -- even though other employees at the company are allowed to use it. They also want more consistency in wages. Drivers are paid by the load, but aren’t told what the load is worth until after they’ve already hauled it. 

Capital Trucking driver Larry Faught had this to say:
I believe this is an opportunity … to come to the table.  If we work together, it will be to both parties benefit.
Teamsters Local 696 looks forward to negotiating a strong first contract for Capital Trucking drivers.