The Teamsters Union has withdrawn a recent petition that sought to unionize drivers operating out an XPO Logistics terminal in Erie, Pa. A vote was scheduled for Friday, June 1, which would have determined whether the drivers would proceed with the Teamsters’ move to represent the workers.
XPO in a statement said that a lack of support among the drivers for Teamsters affiliation prompted the union to withdraw its petition and cancel the vote. “It’s clear they lacked the necessary support. XPO will continue the same direct working relationship with drivers in Erie as it does elsewhere in the U.S.,” the company said in its statement.
The Teamsters in recent years have pressed to bring terminals operated by XPO and other carriers under their wing. Votes have mostly been split, with some terminals opting in favor of representation and others opting against.
XPO’s Erie terminal was formerly a Con-way facility, which XPO acquired in 2015 when it purchased Con-way.