Thursday, June 12, 2014

Woo-hoo! Another Teamsters organizing victory in California!

Welcome to our 63 brand-new brothers and sisters who drive for Iron Mountain in Pico Rivera, Calif. They voted by a 3-to-1 margin to join Teamsters Local 986 today! 

The drivers pick up information-sensitive documents at locations and shred them onsite or take them back to the company for shredding.

The organizing victory follows successful organizing drives at Iron Mountain in Oakland, Sacramento, Chicago and Atlanta. 

Chris Griswold, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 986 in South El Monte, Calif., pledged to help negotiate a contract that will resolve their concerns: 
For a long time, these drivers have been seeking fair wages, improved benefits and getting treated with the respect and dignity that they deserve. 
Local 986 organizer Ron Seamans, Jr., thanked the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, organizer Mike Parker and Local 728 organizer Ben Speight for their help with the campaign. Seamans said,
The workers remained united and strong.
They made the right decision!