This is a rapidly evolving situation. This fact sheet will be updated online as needed. See links at the end of this fact sheet for the most up-to-date information.
Republic Services, a $10 billion trash and landfill corporation, suspended longtime employee Greg Dowis for speaking out for worker safety during the coronavirus pandemic. Greg is married, has a son serving in the US Army, and has 2 grandchildren. He is is just looking to protect his family and community. Please sign this petition to demand that Republic reinstate Greg NOW!
The application deadline for the JRHMSF has been extended to April 14.
A Message from Teamsters Waste and Recycling Division Director Chuck Stiles.
Teamcare is working with medical professionals and has posted some COVID-19 information on their website. Under the heading, "TeamCare Answers Your Questions about the Coronavirus" you will find up-to-date information which may be helpful.
As the U.S. combats the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), Teamsters throughout the country have been on the frontlines serving their communities. Throughout every division and in every local, Teamster members are hard at work for the greater good—ensuring that essential items are being transported and in stock, hospitals are up and running, and that our streets are kept clean and safe.
The coronavirus pandemic has upended daily life and commerce throughout the United States in recent weeks. The waste and recycling industry's essential services continue, but for frontline workers it is no longer business as usual.