Shuttle drivers and maintenance workers employed by Standard Parking (SP Plus) at T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island are the newest workers to join Teamsters Local 251, the company said.
The workers voted 18-0 to join the Teamsters on January 10. The election was certified on January 23.
The workers initially called the union in November 2017, with assistance from SEIU 1199 NE. Currently the top wage is only USD 12.50 an hour and new hires are paid the exact same wage as long-term employees. The company hasn´t offered a wage increase in years.
Other issues include bathroom access and conditions, the use of cameras that run 24/7, and unfair terminations and discipline.