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S.D. Republic Services Landfill Workers Organize for Power with Teamsters

(CHULA VISTA, Calif.) –– Republic Services landfill workers here became the third company-affiliated unit in the San Diego area to organize with Teamsters Local 542 when they voted overwhelmingly last week to join the union.

By a 28-5 vote, heavy equipment operators, mechanics, laborers and weigh station scale house attendants decided on April 4 to align with the Teamsters after a two-month campaign. Wages, benefits and job security are top concerns for the 35 workers in the unit.

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