Workers strike at six Overnite terminals

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 6, 1999) – Workers at six Overnite Transportation terminals walked off the job yesterday in protest against alleged unfair labor practices, union officials said.

The six Overnite terminals are Atlanta, Memphis, Marietta, Kansas City, Indianapolis, and North Atlanta. They employ approximately 1250 drivers and dock workers and represent about 16% of Overnite 8200 drivers and dock workers.

The striking workers are represented by the Teamsters union, which has been actively campaigning to certify Overnite terminals.

Overnite, based in Richmond, Va., is one of the largest less-than-truckload carriers in the United States.

Currently, the Teamsters represent approximately 40% of Overnite’s dock workers and drivers at 38 Overnite terminals (21 certified, 4 certifications pending, 13 bargaining orders); including five of Overnite’s largest seven terminals (Kansas City, Lexington, Memphis, Atlanta, and Minneapolis).

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