XPO Logistics' * USA: TEAMSTERS vs. COPS
* Georgia - Trying to unionize some truck drivers in the South. Then the cops showed up.
Teamsters stood outside the gates of a company called XPO Logistics on June 10, passing out flyers along the side of the road... The City of Port Wentworth disagreed... As the Teamsters later learned, someone from XPO called the police to report them. When two officers arrived, Ben Speight, one of three organizers, explained to them that he and his colleagues were merely passing out fliers... But the police said they were impeding the flow of traffic ― even though the public road dead ends at the company gates, and there was no traffic other than the occasional truck leaving the facility... A lawyer for the Teamsters sent a letter to the city attorney saying the union would sue Port Wentworth if the charges against the organizers are not thrown out... XPO did not respond to a voicemail message left at its headquarters on Friday... The organizers are due in court on July 20...
(Photo: Ben Speight, one of three organizers, explained to two officers when arrived, that he and his colleagues were merely passing out fliers) -- Port Wentworth, GA, USA - The Huffington Post, by Dave Jamieson - 18 July 2016