(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) - Teamsters who work at Republic Services, Bill Gates’ giant trash corporation [NYSE: RSG], are fighting back against discrimination.
On the morning of May 14, 2019, Teamsters Local 200 Waste Management member Chad Schreiner had an on-the-job experience that changed his life forever, and saved the life of another.
Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a new law to crack down on the sham unions in the private carting industry. The legislation, which was sponsored by City Council Member Antonio Reynoso, was a long-time priority of Teamsters Local 813.
By a more than three-to-one margin, drivers at Stericycle’s Haw River, N.C. facility voted late last week to join Teamsters Local 391 so they can better fight for respect and dignity on the job.
Moses Darden, Local 391’s lead organizer, said workers are demanding better working conditions, affordable health insurance and job security, all issues that will be guaranteed in a strong Teamster contract.
On August 10, 2018, one hundred and twenty solid waste drivers, helpers, dispatchers, and mechanics walked off the job at Republic Services in Atlanta. This short video tells the story behind the strike in the words of the workers who led it.
Teamsters Local 813 members went on strike Sunday night to protect their pension at a New York City private carter.
Teamsters Local 350 representatives began negotiations for a new contract in March of 2018. After months at the table, Local 350 proposed a new and substantially improved 5-year agreement to the members employed at Allied Waste Daly City that was overwhelmingly accepted and approved. The ratified agreement maintains its Teamsters Local 350 members their Maintenance of Benefits and a significant wage increase.
Teamsters Local 813 announced a new contract for sanitation workers at Action Carting, who collect commercial trash in New York City.