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    Dive Brief:

    • Truck drivers and warehouse workers from the Port of Los Angeles, along with Teamsters Local 391 from North Carolina, are calling on Lowe’s to “clean up [its] broken supply chain” and break ties with NFI Industries, which they say is misclassifying workers and violating labor laws, according to a press release from Justice for Port Drivers. Lowe’s contracts NFI Industries for supply chain work.
    • Union members plan to attend the Lowe’s Annual General Meeting today in Charlotte, North Carolina. The union wants to share with executives what it sees as “egregious and persistent labor law violations that are routinely happening in their supply chain,” according to the release.
    • Steve Salazar, a spokesperson for Lowe’s, wrote in an email to Supply Chain Dive Lowe’s is aware of the plans, “but have yet to interact with them, so we don’t have anything to share.” NFI Industries was unable to comment prior to publication.

    Dive Insight:

    Two workers wrote a letter to Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison earlier this year calling on the retailer to end its relationship with NFI Industries.

    “As a customer of NFI, you face a clear choice. Will you stand with us, the workers who have dedicated our lives to moving your products, or with NFI, a company that has repeatedly demonstrated its contempt for workers and the law?” the letter reads.


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