The Denver SuperShuttle drivers took another step toward justice this week when a division of the National Labor Relations Board advised the Colorado regional office to order SuperShuttle to rescind the sham contract it imposed on the 100 drivers and restore their lost wages and benefits.
The drivers are members of CWA Local 7777, organizing to overcome the company's abuse and to gain a fair contract. SuperShuttle and parent company Veolia have illegally harassed and even fired drivers.
Coinciding with the NLRB action, the Denver Worker's Rights Board has issued its report and recommendations following a public hearing in June. Community, faith and political leaders heard testimony from the drivers about the company's unfair attacks as well as drivers' determination to make a better life for themselves and their families.
In the report, the Board concluded that Denver SuperShuttle management is in violation of basic human rights. The Board also found that there has been clear retaliation against the drivers for union activity, that SuperShuttle is arbitrarily imposing poverty wages, and that management has refused to bargain in good faith by imposing an unfair contract on the drivers.
The Board recommended that SuperShuttle management rescind the unfair and immoral contract imposed on the drivers, end all forms of retaliation against the workers and begin treating all workers with dignity and respect.
The Denver Workers' Rights Board is a project of Jobs with Justice.
The NLRB's Region 27 in Colorado will now attempt to reach a settlement with the company that is acceptable to the workers and CWA. Failure to reach settlement could mean a trial.