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  • Sherman A1 (704 posts)
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    Warehouse operator that replaced union workers sues Schnucks

    The company hired by Schnuck Markets to run its new nonunion distribution center in Kinloch is suing the grocer for breach of contract and seeking more than $1.3 million.

    XPO Logistics claims in a lawsuit filed in federal court in St. Louis that the opening of the facility, located in the NorthPark business park near St. Louis Lambert International Airport, was rushed, giving it insufficient time to train its new workers.

    The lawsuit, which was filed on Feb. 17, also alleges the new facility had leaking roofs, nonfunctioning employee bathrooms and condensation issues in a produce shipping area.

    “These and other deficiencies impeded XPO’s ability to properly perform its warehouse management services,” XPO states in its lawsuit. “The presence of numerous outside contractors at the facility who were continuing to work on these deficiencies further hampered XPO’s ability to properly perform its warehouse management services.”

    http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/warehouse-operator-that-replaced-union-workers-sues-schnucks/article_c3a9b79c-7919-57b0-9205-c6071a8daf97.html

    The comment by the head of the Teamsters Union representing the employees from the old warehouse that were laid off when this facility was opened is priceless. It’s at the end of the article.

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  • Hobbit709 (2202 posts)
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    1. Pay shit wages, get shit level work.

    Happened everywhere I’ve been.

    I won't shut up and I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing
    • Sherman A1 (704 posts)
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      2. That is exactly what happened

      I have some personal experience with this one and it was simply amazing the number of times and number of ways they managed to screw themselves over. Some of the stories we heard at the stores just had us in stitches, not sure they were all completely accurate, but based upon what I saw, I would have to say they were pretty close to being so. Entire trailers lost on the lot for days, loads of produce that had to be discarded because they were rotting from sitting so long, loads screwed up, pallets falling over, workers not showing up for days, it just went on and on and on….

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