November 17, 2011

Florida Department of Corrections Officers Vote to Join Teamsters

International Brotherhood of Teamsters: A majority of the nearly 20,000 correctional, probation and parole officers with the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) have voted to join the Teamsters Union, seeking strength and power on the job. The Teamsters' victory in the election was announced today.

"This is a great day for Teamsters and FDOC officers," said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa. "FDOC officers have shown that in tough times, they want a tough union to represent them. On behalf of the 1.4 million Teamster members, I congratulate these officers for joining the growing movement of public service workers nationwide seeking Teamster power."

The vote for Teamsters Local 2011 was a decisive win over the Police Benevolent Association and the International Union of Police Associations.
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David Chaney said...

Oh THAT ought to work out well for the State and People of Florida! ;)

Bill Smith said...

Indeed, hard to believe FL allowed unions in their correction facilities.