SYSCO BOSTON MEMBERS GIVE STRIKE AUTHORIZATION TO THEIR BARGAINING TEAM
Local 653 Sysco Boston Teamsters approved giving strike authorization to the group’s bargaining team at a meeting this morning.
The unanimous vote gives the negotiating team the right to call a strike if necessary. It is an essential bargaining tool that can be used when a company chooses to delay and stall, as Sysco has chosen to do.
“Strike authorization is the leverage that ensures the company knows that the members are serious about getting a good first contract and are wiling to fight to achieve it,” said Sean O’Brien, International Vice President. “The last two times we have met at the table, Sysco has not wanted to discuss the issues that are important to our members. We hope they hear this message.”
The union and company are scheduled to restart negotiations April 16.