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Teamsters Local 1038 Organize Workers at Blue Water Compassion Center

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 General News J E 4
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Workers at Three Locations Use Card Check Campaign to Join Teamsters

DETROIT, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Joint Council 43 in Detroit, Mich. announced that 23 workers at three Blue Water Compassion Center locations in Michigan have organized with Teamsters Local 1038 following a successful card check campaign.

The workers Blue Water Compassion Center locations provide customer support for their customers – patients and primary caregivers – who use the business to learn about medical marijuana. The company agreed to recognize the Teamsters Union as the workers' bargaining representative after receiving 22 signed cards.

"I am so excited to have the Teamsters representing us in the workplace," said Mark Sochacki a safety and protection co-coordinator at Blue Water Compassion Center. "I look forward to having a negotiated contract that provides job security and workplace protections."

"We are confident that our union will be able to negotiate a strong contract on behalf of the workers at Blue Water Compassion Center," said Greg Nowak, President of Local 1038. "We have listened to what their concerns are and look forward to working with them."

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

SOURCE Teamsters Joint Council 43

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