MEMPHIS, Tenn.—The Teamsters Union is determined to organize XPO Logistics’ warehouse and shipping facilities in Memphis, President James P. Hoffa said at a rally here Apr. 3. “There’s only one hope, the union, the Teamsters union. Hope is on the way,” he said. “We will organize XPO.” “We’re trying to accomplish fair treatment, humanity in this building, safe and healthy workplace,” XPO worker Lakeisha Nelson, 45, told the Memphis Commercial Appeal. “We’re not livestock, we’re human.” She said that when Linda Jo Neal, 58, suffered a fatal heart attack on the job last October, coworkers who wanted to help “were threatened by management of termination if they touched her or tried to render aid to her.” Four current and former XPO employees spoke about long workdays and not having any control when management frequently changes their schedules. Meanwhile, three women who used to work at XPO’s Memphis warehouse have filed complaints with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging that management failed to protect them adequately when they were sexually harassed by supervisors. Read more


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