IAM District 15 in New York overcame an aggressive anti-union campaign by managers at Penske Truck Leasing’s Bridgeport, NJ facility, and won collective bargaining rights for more than two dozen Technicians and Customer Service Representatives.
“These workers overcame an aggressive anti-union campaign carried out by Penske’s corporate labor relations representative who camped out in Bridgeport for a month hammering the guys right up until the opening of the polls,” said District 15 Organizing Director Vincent Addeo. “Some organizing victories are sweeter than others because of the circumstances and this is one of them.”
“I’d like to thank Organizing Director Vinny Addeo as well as Assistant Directing Business Representative Juan Negron, Business Representatives Dave Isabel and Dave Stewart for all the time and effort they gave to this campaign,” said District 15 Directing Business Representative Jim Conigliaro, who is poised to join the IAM Executive Council as General Vice President. “District 15 has always had a strong commitment to organizing and servicing and I’m confident this team will keep that tradition alive and well.”
“This win is one more example of what survey after survey has shown: that when U.S. workers are given the choice, they will choose union representations and collective bargaining as the best way to improve their careers and the economic security of their families,” said Eastern Territory GVP Lynn Tucker, Jr. “I extend my congratulations to the entire organizing team and welcome the new members from Penske.”