The non-union workers handling distribution at the Associated Wholesale Grocers warehouse in Springfield admit they’re not doing the job as well as the union workers they’ve replaced. Elite Logistics says its workers are handling 65 to 70 percent of the orders from the grocery stores the warehouse serves. When teamsters members were doing the job, they were required to get 100-percent of the orders out of the warehouse. Complaints also have been heard about mishandled items and slower delivery times. Managers at Elite say that’s to be expected in the transition to a new work team.
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