Drivers employed by BlueLinx in Miami, Florida, have been on strike, picketing in front of the company’s headquarters for over two weeks after alleging the company engaged in unfair labor practices.
More specifically, the drivers allege BlueLinx, which hauls construction supplies, did not allow a Teamsters representative access to necessary information when it was needed.
Josh Zivalich, spokesman for Teamsters Local 769, said, “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. We believe our representative clearly had a right to be there to represent our members.”
Mike Scott, President of Teamsters Local 769 in Miami, added, “Our members will not tolerate having their hard-won and legally protected rights taken away by BlueLinx. We’ve represented employees of BlueLinx for years and they have worked hard to make the company a success. To treat its workers like this is insulting.”
The charges have been filed with the National Labor Relations Board.