Dignity for Savage Drivers
ABOUT OUR FIGHT
In late 2017, we – the employees at Savage Services – began to organize with the Teamsters in hopes of improving working conditions and securing better wages and benefits for ourselves and our families.
Almost immediately, the company hired anti-union “consultants” and began to violate the National Labor Relations Act in order to interfere with our right to determine whether to unionize with the Teamsters.
Despite Savage’s efforts, in May 2018, a majority of eligible employees voted to exercise our right to collectively bargain with the company by selecting the Teamsters as our exclusive bargaining representative.
For more than a year since then, Savage has refused to accept our choice by refusing to count the votes of all eligible employees, including a Union activist employee that Savage unlawfully terminated, and beginning to bargain with us.
Instead, Savage continues to utilize anti-union “consultants” to fight our efforts to unionize.
In fact, the National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint alleging that Savage has violated the National Labor Relations Act by:
- Directing employees not to wear pro-Union insignia or sign Union authorization cards
Soliciting and offering to resolve individual employee grievances if they rejected the Union
Creating the impression that it was surveilling employees’ Union activities
Interrogating employees about their Union activities and knowledge of the Union’s organizing campaign
Threatening termination and plant closure as a result of employees’ efforts to unionize
Terminating an employee in retaliation for his Union and other protected concerted activity