After a courageous strike from June 22, 2022 to January 17, 2023, Local 251 members approved a new collective bargaining agreement with the contractor for DHL Express in Pawtucket, RI.
— Notable gains for the workers include:
— Affordable Teamster healthcare, a key demand of the workers
— Strong wage improvements
— More holidays
— More paid time off
— Stronger overtime language
— Strengthened job protections
The gains made in this contract should set the tone for workers looking for better conditions in the contractor-model of the growing logistics industry. Since organizing in 2017, the group has made incredible gains over two lengthy strikes.
The Company had sent WARN notices to workers and the Union signaling that they are closing operations March 25th. The Union demanded to bargain over those effects, if the Company actually does close.
Teamsters Local 251 leadership tips their hats to these courageous workers in demanding better working conditions and their willingness to fight for it.
Click here to watch a video on the issues members were fighting for and their courageous strike.
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