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Unformatted text preview: nite strike began when unionists walked off the job the morning of October 24 in Memphis, Tennessee. The union reports that more than 2,000 workers are now on strike at 140 worksites. The company claims the number of strikers are less than 1,000, and that deliveries are unaffected. But by its own figures shipping has dropped by at least 25 percent, and Overnite has closed barns in Little Rock, Arkansas; Milwaukee; New Orleans; Laredo, Texas; and Rockford, Illinois. Many other terminals are operating at minimal capacity, according to the Teamsters. Overnite is the sixth‐largest trucking company in the country, and the largest that runs nonunion, with 8,200 drivers and loading dock workers at 165 terminals in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Workers have been waging an organizing campaign for years at the company, which is now a subsidiary of the rail giant Union Pacific Corp. A majority of workers have voted to join the Teamsters at terminals representing 45 percent of the workforce. A SOT NEWSWEEKLY PUBLISHED IN THE INTERESTS OF WORKING PEOPLE Bosses wage campaign ag...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course SOC 313 taught by Professor Edwards during the Fall '10 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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