Thursday, December 11, 2008

MCA Drivers in Atlanta Vote for Teamster Representation

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Truck drivers who haul U.S. mail for Mail Contractors of America (MCA) out of the Atlanta terminal have voted for Teamster representation. The 116 truck drivers will be members of Teamsters Local 728 of Atlanta.

"These workers were extremely committed to having union representation," said Randy Brown, President of Local 728. "We are proud to welcome them into our great union and we look forward to beginning bargaining for their first contract."

Gaining respect on the job, having a voice against arbitrary work rules and achieving improvements in wage rates and benefits were some of the reasons why employees voted for Teamster representation.

"I just want us to have a good contract that provides a level playing field for all employees," said Sam Glass, a 6-year employee of MCA. "We have a strong group and we look forward to negotiating our first contract."

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) recently wrote to the MCA's terminal manager in Atlanta encouraging the company to respect workers rights. "I am a firm believer that unions play a positive role in our community by raising peoples' living standards and helping to negotiate positive changes in the workplace."

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