Red Cross Mobile Blood Collections Workers in Baltimore ‘Go Union’ With Teamsters Local 570 - Wanted Union Representation In Their Workplace To Help Attain Affordable Health Insurance & Fair Pay
(BALTIMORE, MARYLAND) – Mobile Blood Collections Staff at the American Red Cross in Baltimore have voted – 37-to-0 - to become Union Members represented by Teamsters Local 570.
The group of 46 Workers want affordable health insurance, as well as having their concerns about cross-training to be addressed. The Workers also want to get paid for the time spent driving to and from collection sites, Union Officials said.
“We look forward to addressing all the Workers’ concerns when we sit down to negotiate a first contract with Red Cross,” said Sean Cedenio, who serves as Secretary-Treasurer of Local 570 in Baltimore. “These Workers ‘play an important role in keeping our community healthy and they deserve to be treated fairly and with respect.’”
"I'm ‘looking forward to what the future has to bring now that I am a Teamster,’” said Raeisha Clay, a Collections Specialist and 10-year Red Cross Employee. “We ‘need’ a contract that ‘puts our rights and protections in writing.’ ‘This will give us peace of mind and stability.’”
Founded in 1903, the Teamsters represent 1.4 million Members throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
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