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Recycling Workers Join Teamsters in Union Vote

 

BROOKLYN, NY – Sims Municipal Recycling workers in Sunset Park voted to join Teamsters Local 210 in an election today overseen by an independent arbitrator. The vote caps an eight-month organizing drive by workers at the recycling facility, which processes all of the city’s residential recycling. An agreement reached Thursday between the union and company averted a strike and gave workers an immediate union vote, free of employer interference. The tally was 46 votes in favor of unionizing and 20 votes against. 

Solid Waste and Recycling News, September 2016

The September issue of the Solid Waste and Recycling Division newsletter contains articles about how Local 813 applauded New York City’s improvements in safety in the sanitation industry and two heroes of the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike spoke at the International Convention in June and recently assisted in a Local 667 organizing campaign.

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