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Armstrong Ambulance Workers In Boston, Massachusetts 'Overwhelmingly Vote To Join' Teamsters Local 25

Published Tuesday, June 21, 2022
by Teamsters News
Armstrong Ambulance Workers In Boston, Massachusetts 'Overwhelmingly Vote To Join' Teamsters Local 25

(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) – More than 150 Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Workers employed at Armstrong Ambulance in Boston have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 25.

This latest Teamster organizing victory follows a nearly year-long campaign which faced aggressive Union-Busting by the company.

“These Workers faced challenges along the way but kept pushing forward because they saw the benefits of joining (Local 25) and what can happen when we join together as one voice,” Teamsters Local 25 President Tom Mari said. “I’m proud to call Armstrong Ambulance Workers our newest Brothers and Sisters, and look forward to working with them on a first contract that these new Members can be proud of.”

Workers met with the Teamsters in May last year regarding unsafe conditions, horrible pay and a general lack of respect by the company.

Together, the Workers’ Organizing Committee and the Teamsters Joint Council 10 New England Organizing Department conducted one-on-one meetings with more than 65% of the company.

The Organizing Campaign faced numerous challenges, such as high turnover and daily Union-Busting by the company, but the Workers held strong despite the challenges and subsequently emerged victorious.

These EMTs, Paramedics and Chair Car Drivers work out of bases in Waltham, Medford, Arlington, Brighton, Saugus, Stoneham and Woburn.

The Joint Council 10 Organizing Department has worked on this campaign for months, informing workers of the organizing process and the strength in being part of the Teamsters Union.

“They are the First Responders who make sure we get the best possible treatment during the worst of possible times,” Mari said. “The Joint Council 10 Organizing Department worked tirelessly to make sure that these Workers got the Union representation they deserve.”

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