Solid waste workers in Anaheim, California held their ground against a vehement anti-worker campaign from Republic Services/Allied Waste and voted 70-41 to join Local 396 in Covina.
There are 115 mechanics, operators, sorters and scale house workers in the bargaining unit. The election was held on October 9.
Ron Herrera, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 396, said the credit for this successful campaign goes to the workers.
“I compliment them on their courage and stamina to withstand such a vicious anti-union campaign,” Herrera said.
Chuck Stiles, assistant director of the Solid Waste, Recycling and Related Industries Division, said this campaign was the most brutal anti-worker campaign he has seen Republic/Allied conduct in campaigns he has worked on in eight states.