For the second time in four months, workers at a Philadelphia industrial cleanup company have joined Teamsters Local 107.
On August 3, 2015, technicians at PSC Industrial Outsourcing, LP voted 13-2 to join Local 107 in Philadelphia. The technicians work along-side drivers of vacuum/tanker trucks and clean up contaminated liquids under city streets.
The victory follows another at PSC, on March 26, when the drivers voted 11-0 to join Local 107, for a combined vote of 24-2.
“These two overwhelming victories clearly show that the PSC workers want to be recognized for their hard work by having their rights and protections guaranteed in a Teamster contract,” said Bill Hamilton, President of Local 107.
“The technicians want fair pay, improved benefits, fair treatment and a Teamster contract,” said Chris Buschmeier, Local 107 organizer. “They were united and strong throughout the campaign.”
The technicians make sure that utility crews are safe by cleaning up contaminated liquids and they help remove oil from transformers that get damaged, among other things.