US Foods faces latest labor strike in Denver

by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – US Foods continues to deal with labor strikes around the country with the latest one happening in Denver on Oct. 24. Teamsters Local 455 established an unfair labor practice picket line to protest the broadline foodservice provider’s alleged violations of federal labor laws that protect workers’ rights.

“US Foods’ pattern of anti-worker, anti-union behavior threatens not only its hardworking employees but also the restaurants, schools, hospitals and state agencies that depend on our members for reliable, dependable service each and every day,” said Steve Vairma, Teamsters Local 455 secretary-treasurer. “We will not allow this company to enrich its private equity owners and stakeholders by abusing the rights of its workforce.”

Teamster local unions represent 4,300 US Foods employees under 43 contracts at 27 facilities. In 2016, more than 3,500 Teamsters employed by US Foods have either struck or honored picket lines in Arizona, California, Maryland, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Washington, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Colorado.

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