Wentsville, Missouri — About 350 employees of TVS Supply Chain Solutions recently voted by a margin of 2 to 1 to join the UAW and have a voice at their workplace.
The National Labor Relations Board election took place July 5-6, and TVS employees will be become members of UAW Local 282.
“This is my first experience with the UAW and I welcome this victory and a chance to have a voice at the table. We did not do this alone. There was a lot of hard work and a lot of support from the UAW region for this,” said Tim Kabhuba, a material handler with TVS for seven years.
“This just makes good economic sense as a way to improve our wages and benefits,” said materials handler Alfred White. “We wanted to organize before and the company told us we didn’t need a union and they would take care of us. They just didn’t do that. They didn’t think we could get the votes to make this happen, but we showed them.”
TVS employees are responsible for warehousing, sequencing, assembly and parts distribution.
“We applaud the hard work that went into this organizing drive and welcome our newest members into our region,” said UAW Region 5 Director Gary Jones. “I would like to give thanks to UAW Locals 2250, 282, and 1887 for their support and assistance to TVS employees as they organized and brought this drive to a successful conclusion.”
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