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Recology Office Data Specialists Unanimously Authorize a Strike

(TUKWILA, Wash.)—Amid stalled contract negotiations, a group of six specialized office workers at Recology in Seattle have voted unanimously to authorize a strike. These workers have chosen Teamsters Local 174 to negotiate their first contract, which is the same local that represents the drivers and dispatchers at Recology’s Seattle location. Though the group of workers is small, a strike would have a devastating impact on Recology customers throughout King County, as all Local 174 Recology Teamsters have the right to refuse to cross the picket line.

Massachusetts Teamsters on Strike at Republic Extend Picket Line to Georgia

(CUMMING, Ga.) — Sanitation workers on strike at Republic Services [NYSE: RSG] in Marshfield, Mass., extended their picket line to Republic’s operations in Cumming, Ga., early this morning. Republic Services workers in Cumming who are members of Teamsters Local 728 refused to cross the picket line in solidarity.

Teamsters Applaud Passage of Landmark Legislation to Reform NYC's Private Carting Industry

(WASHINGTON) – The New York City Council today passed landmark legislation to reform the city’s private carting industry. For the past six years, the Teamsters Union has worked with a diverse coalition of groups to push this legislation forward and fundamentally transform New York City’s private carting industry. The Commercial Waste Zones Bill, Intro 1574, will improve working conditions for sanitation workers, hold carters accountable for violations, make streets safer and improve the environment.

Teamsters on Strike at Republic Services Extend Picket Lines From Mass. to Indiana

(EVANSVILLE, Ind.) - Sanitation workers on strike at Republic Services [NYSE: RSG] in Marshfield, Mass., extended their picket line to the Republic facility in Evansville, Ind., this morning. Over 70 Republic Services workers in Evansville who are members of Teamsters Local 215 exercised their right to honor the picket line.

Teamsters Union and Allies Protest Bill Gates and Cambridge Union Society

(CAMBRIDGE, UK) – Two members of the Teamsters Union, which represents U.S. refuse collectors at Republic Services, America’s second-largest rubbish disposal corporation, protested Microsoft founder Bill Gates at the Cambridge Union Society yesterday. They were joined by supporters from Unite the Union, which represents refuse collectors in Cambridge and across Great Britain.

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