Mountaire Selbyville Employees Vote To Certify Teamsters

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According to Mountaire Farms, an overwhelming majority of employees at its Selbyville processing plant who are members of Teamsters Local 355 have voted to remove the union.

The National Labor Relations Board counted the votes, following an in-person election that was overseen by an NLRB official. The vote was 140-29 to separate from the union.

“For the first time since 1977, our Selbyville plant is union free and it was our hourly employees who made that happen,” Mountaire Farms President Phillip Plylar said. “We could not be prouder of our team there who put our employees first every day.”

The election will become official once it is certified by the NLRB in the coming weeks.

Selbyville has been the only processing plant owned by Mountaire Farms where unions are present. Unions have been present since Mountaire purchased the plant in 1977.

Last year, Selbyville employees who were members of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) voted 356-80 to remove the union. After that, a Teamsters union employee gathered signatures and submitted a petition in early February to ask that the Teamsters be decertified.

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