• Truck drivers working for Toll Group at the Port of Los Angeles voted 45-16 for representation by International Brotherhood of Teamsters (“IBT”), Local 848. This was one of the first private section union elections held within the port trucking industry since it was deregulated in 1980. Most port truck drivers in the U.S. are classified as independent contractors and, therefore, do not have the right under federal labor law to seek union representation unlike the Toll Group truck drivers, who are classified as employees.
  • AlliedBarton security guards at the University of Pennsylvania voted, 72-2, to join the Philadelphia Security Officers Union.
  • Workers at Station Casino in Las Vegas signed a petition asking for a fair process so that they can make their own decision as to whether to unionize in a way that is free from “management interference, intimidation, bullying, or litigation.” Thirteen workers from Station Casino along with five UNITE HERE Local 226 union members have decided to fast, announcing they will give up food for seven days to draw attention to their organizing effort.