(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters Solid Waste & Recycling Division Director Ron Herrera in response to the death of Jeremy Gordon, a Teamster and 24-year driver at waste provider Recology, who died late last week in a collision while delivering a garbage compactor to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.
Fifty years ago today, Memphis sanitation workers Echol Cole and Robert Walker were killed while working on neglected machines that were known to be unsafe. Their deaths sparked the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike.
Memphis march in honor of civil rights icon serves as a reminder that justice for waste workers still has a long way to go.
Applications for 2018 are now being accepted by the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The November, 2017, edition of the Solid Waste and Recycling Division newsletter features articles about the contract victories at Republic Services and a first contract for Local 384 members working at Advanced Disposal.
The Teamsters Union is mourning the death of Alvin Turner, who participated in the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers' strike and who has stood with the Teamsters over the years to help raise standards for workers in the waste industry.
Sims Municipal Recycling workers in Sunset Park voted to approve their first union contract as members of Teamsters Local 210 today. The vote caps an organizing drive by workers at the recycling facility, which processes all of the city’s residential recycling. Under the contract, workers will receive immediate raises and a union healthcare plan with premiums fully paid by the company.
(LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y.) – Teamsters Local 813 applauds the National Labor Relations Board Region 29 for issuing a consolidated complaint against joint employers Shred-It USA, Inc., and Stericycle, Inc., for anti-worker, anti-union activity.