Oct. 12, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A report on the Web site of the Association of Pizza Delivery Drivers claims delivery driver union cards have been filed from a Domino's Pizza in Lincoln, Neb.
According to the report, union cards — representing at least 30 percent of the pizzeria's affected employees — were sent to the National Labor Relations Board in Overland Park, Kan., on Oct. 5.
The report said drivers work for Domino's Pizza franchise Big Red Pizza Inc., and moved to form the union after their mileage reimbursement for long-range deliveries was cut. The report did specify the reduction.
Union organizer and driver Didier Billiouxe believes drivers should be reimbursed at the Internal Revenue Service's minimum of 36 cents per mile.
The NLRB could schedule a union election in four to six weeks.
In related news, the union election at a Pizza Hut unit in Sunbury, Ohio, has been postponed until a Cleveland judge rules on a dispute over the union's validity.
According to APDD's web site, Pizza Hut franchisee Hallrich Incorporated claims the number of cards collected did not reach the minimum 30 percent required for NLRB certification.
A ruling is expected in a few weeks. (Read also Pizza delivery drivers set to unionize via APDD.)