Drivers' strike continues at BlueLinx's Miami terminal

By Clarissa Kell-Holland, Land Line staff writer | 1/18/2013

Nearly a dozen truck drivers have been on strike since early December 2012 at the Miami terminal where they work. They are alleging unfair labor practices.

Noah Warman, labor attorney for Sugarman and Susskind of Coral Cables, FL, is representing Teamsters Local 769, as well as the drivers who are on strike at the BlueLinx Miami terminal.

Warman told Land Line on Thursday, Jan. 17, that two unfair labor practice charges have been filed with the National Labor Relations Board against BlueLinx, alleging the company had the drivers’ union representative “kicked off the property by two armed police officers under the threat of trespassing.”

“This occurred as the company was meeting with the drivers under the terms of the now expired contract,” Warman said. “The union has the right to have a representative present at the work site during work hours.”

He said the second charge filed with the NLRB has to do with the company’s claim that it has the right to terminate the strikers, which Warman and the Teamsters contend also violates federal labor laws.

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