8 Reasons Why DHL Workers Are On Strike

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Unsafe Working Condition

The strike is due to the poor working conditions  including inadequate lighting, equipment issues, and exposure to exhaust fumes.

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Injuries and Hospitalizations

The facility witnessed 22 injuries requiring hospitalization last year, contributing to workers' dissatisfaction and safety concerns.

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Poor Maintenance

Workers highlight poorly maintained equipment, leading to safety hazards, injuries, and a scramble for functional tools at the start of shifts.

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Violations of Safety Policies

DHL allegedly disregards or encourages employees to violate safety policies, creating an unsafe working environment, as reported by workers.

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Low Wage

Employees at the Cincinnati facility receive wages as low as $20 per hour, significantly less than other DHL workers, adding to their grievances.

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Management Retaliation

Workers faced retaliation from management for their involvement in the unionization campaign, contributing to the decision to strike.

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Unionization Expectation

DHL workers joined the Teamsters expecting the union to organize a struggle for improved conditions and fairness in negotiations.

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Lack of Contract Progress

The strike reflects frustration with the lack of progress in contract negotiations, as workers await improved terms and conditions.

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