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Red Cross Employees Choose Teamsters Local 414!
Posted On: Apr 25, 2017
Teamster Strong!
American Red Cross workers in Fort Wayne, Indiana organized their union with Teamsters Local 414 on April 24, 2017, through an overwhelming majority on a card check agreement.  These workers contacted Teamsters Local 414 in December 2016.  On April 4, 2017 the bargaining unit employees notified the American Red Cross of their intent, to become recognized, and to negotiate a local contract under the National American Red Cross Addendum.  American Red Cross workers simply wanted a  VOICE and RESPECT in their work place.  The bargaining unit includes fixed site blood collections, mobile collections, mobile unit assistants, material handlers and truck drivers.  Mobile collection staff travel to work throughout the state collecting blood to supply hospitals in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Kentucky.  These employees drive and work long hours to follow the mission statement of the American Red Cross.  Teamsters Local 414 is proud to bring these 142 new members on board.  Teamsters Local 414 Secretary-Treasurer, George Gerdes,"... looks forward to using our negotiating experience to bring American Red Cross workers the VOICE and RESPECT that comes with a Teamster contract."  Bargaining unit employees will receive Team-Care insurance, per agreement, within 60 days.  Negotiations for a Local contract will begin in the near future.  Congratulations goes out to the newest members of Teamsters Local 414, and welcome! Teamsters Local 414 is an affiliate of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, North America's strongest labor union with 1.4 million members.
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Do You Want a Strong Voice in Your Workplace?
If you want a strong voice in your workplace you are at the right place. Give us a call to Organize and bring 1.4 Million Brothers and Sisters to your assistance! Call Teamsters Local 414 Today! 260-483-7159
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