DETROIT, May 20, 2024 ~ In a historic moment for the Romulus Kroger Fulfillment Center, 289 drivers have voted by a three-to-one margin to join Teamsters Local 337 in Detroit. This marks the first group of workers at a Kroger fulfillment center in the United States to organize.

The drivers, led by Alcie Duckett, have been vocal about their desire for better working conditions and job security. Duckett, who has worked at the fulfillment center since June 2022, expressed her pride in her co-workers and their determination to pave the way for future employees.

"We are paving the way for fairness, consistency, job security, and better working conditions not only for ourselves but for future employees," said Duckett.

The drivers are looking forward to negotiating a strong Teamsters contract that will bring higher wages, better health and welfare benefits, a pension, and fair and consistent work rules.

Local 337 President Todd Lince praised the dedication and hard work of the worker-led organizing committee, Local 337 organizers, and support from the Teamsters Organizing Department and Warehouse Division.

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"I want to congratulate Kroger workers for their commitment to a better workplace. They have set a powerful example for workers everywhere," said Lince.

Once the election is certified by the National Labor Relations Board, Local 337 will begin proposal meetings and bargaining for a strong first contract that addresses workers' concerns.

"This is a monumental win for drivers at the Romulus Kroger Fulfillment Center and for the entire Teamsters Union," said Tom Erickson, Director of the Teamsters Warehouse Division. "The success of this organizing campaign will inspire other Kroger workers at fulfillment centers and warehouses across the country to follow suit and join the Teamsters."

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.3 million hardworking people in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. The union's Director of Communications, Daniel Moskowitz, can be reached for comment at (202) 262-4971.

This victory at the Romulus Kroger Fulfillment Center serves as a powerful example of the strength and determination of workers to secure better working conditions and a brighter future. The Teamsters Union continues to fight for the rights and well-being of hardworking individuals across the country. For more information, visit or follow @Teamsters on Twitter and "like"
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