Truck drivers strike at BlueLinx's Miami terminal, alleging unfair labor practices

By Clarissa Kell-Holland, Land Line staff writer | 12/19/2012

Truck drivers have been on strike for more than two weeks at the Miami terminal where they work, alleging unfair labor practices.

Josh Zivalich, spokesman for Teamsters Local 769, told Land Line on Tuesday that charges have been filed with the National Labor Relations Board, alleging BlueLinx Trucking engaged in unfair labor practices at its Miami terminal.

“The unfair labor practice has to do with the denial of access and information of our union representative to meeting with and being on the premises with our members,” Zivalich said.

He said the Teamsters represent roughly15 truck drivers at the trucking company’s Miami terminal.

“Not only did the company limit our union rep’s access, they actually removed him from the property in the midst of a dispute going on between the company and the union,” Zivalich said. “We believe our representative clearly had a right to be there to represent our members.”

According to BlueLinx’s website, the company hauls construction supplies and has more than 600 tractors and 1,000 flatbed trailers.

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