Greenfield DPW Votes Overwhelmingly to Leave the Teamsters & Join UPSEU
Posted On: Jun 19, 2018
The Massachusetts Labor Board conducted a secret ballot election for the Greenfield DPW employees and they counted the casted ballots on May 30, 2018 at the Labor Board in Boston. UPSEU received the overwhelming number of votes and the Teamsters only managed to receive minimal support after many years representing the bargaining unit.
The Greenfield DPW employees, which is a unit comprised of approximately 45 members, grew tired of the lackluster representation they were receiving from the Teamsters and frankly the non-existence of the Teamsters in the workplace. After speaking to numerous other Public Works employees in surrounding Towns, they took the advice they received from those employees and contacted UPSEU.
UPSEU Labor Relations Representative, Roger Stolen, stated “it is apparent that the high quality day-to-day representation and the expertise at the negotiation table of UPSEU and our General Counsel is quickly spreading to employees throughout the State of Massachusetts.”
We welcome the Greenfield DPW Employees to the rapidly growing UPSEU family.