In a union representation election conducted this week by the National Labor Relations Board, employees at Con-way Freight’s facility in Bakersfield, Calif., voted to reject representation by the Teamsters Union.
Con-way announced in a press release that the Bakersfield vote marks the fifth election defeat for the Teamsters, who have been attempting to organize employees at various Con-way Freight facilities for the past five months.
The Bakersfield vote follows previous Teamster defeats in elections at Con-way Freight facilities in Santa Fe Springs and San Fernando Valley, Calif., Manchester, N.H., and Harlingen, Texas. Earlier, the Teamsters withdrew a petition for a vote at Con-way Freight's facility in Irvine, Calif. Petitions often are withdrawn when a union believes it can’t capture enough votes to win.
According to a press release, Con-way Freight currently does not have a contract with the Teamsters Union at any of its nearly 300 locations in the U.S.
Con-Way Freight is a major less-than-truckload freight transportation company, a subsidiary of Con-way Inc.
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