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Penske Truck Rental employees in Nashville, Minneapolis oust union

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The Center Square) – Penske Truck Rental employees in Nashville and Minneapolis voted to remove the International Association of Machinists union.

The vote came after each petitioned the National Labor Relations Board to remove the union from their workplace.

David Saylor filed the Nashville petition and Kyle Fulkerson filed the Minneapolis petition with free legal aid from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.

The Minnesota workers voted 26-7 on May 1 to remove the union while the Tennessee workers voted 15-8 on May 8 for the removal.

“This lopsided vote is a testament to the fact that after having seen the IAM up close and personal in our workplace, my colleagues and I are confident that we are better off without union officials so-called ‘representation,’” Fulkerson said in a statement.

The Minnesota removal became final May 8 and Tennessee on Wednesday after a one-week objection period.

“Workers across the country are increasingly exercising their rights to remove unwanted unions, with more decertification elections held last year than in any year since 2017,” National Right to Work Foundation President Mark Mix said in a statement.