KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 20, 2023 ~ More than 200 warehouse workers at Grupo Atolin in Kansas City, Mo., have voted to join Teamsters Local 41 in a bid to secure higher wages, better benefits, paid time off, seniority rights, and fair work rules.

Joel Salazar, a quality auditor who has worked at Grupo Antolin for three years, expressed his joy at the victory. "We are so happy to be Teamsters and finally have the right to speak out and voice our concerns. My co-workers and I are very close, like a second family. We're all so excited to have won strong representation on the job. This is a big deal to us," he said.

The workers manufacture, stock, and supply headliners for the automobile industry. Ralph Stubbs, President of Local 41 said that this was their biggest organizing win in 30 years and that there was a lot of opportunity for organizing this industry in Kansas City. He added that word of mouth spreads fast and they would use all the tools at their disposal to keep it going.

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Tom Erickson, Director of the Teamsters Warehouse Division said that workers at Grupo Antolin knew that the only way to stand up to this company was to fight back and win a union voice. He added that they were thrilled to welcome these workers to the Teamsters and stand with them as they negotiate a first contract.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.3 million hardworking men and women in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico since its founding in 1903. They encourage working people throughout the warehouse industry who are standing up for their rights by demanding their fair share through union representation.
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