The annual Essay Contest for college students, who are the sons or daughters of Teamsters, is now accepting applications.
(Brooklyn, N.Y.) –– Workers at Allstate Power Vac – a Con Edison contractor – announced today that they have voted unanimously to authorize a strike, as negotiations drag into their seventh month without progress toward a first contract. These workers are on the front lines of Con Edison’s work across the city, cleaning and vacuuming underground electrical infrastructure so that Con Edison employees can maintain power lines and transformers. A strike would stop many projects.
Teamsters Local 1999 in Quebec, Canada, has launched a "brown beer bottle" campaign to highlight the green economy advantages of using bottles instead of aluminum cans.
I got my first job as a sanitation worker in 1985 at a private company in the Bronx. The pay – $16.10 an hour – was good for a 15-year-old black man at the time. And it was more than a job; it was the beginning of a career.
(NEW YORK) –– Workers at Allstate Power Vac, a Con Edison contractor, delivered a petition to Con Edison’s board of directors today at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting in Manhattan. The petition asks the company to urge Allstate Power Vac to treat its workers with fairness and respect.
The fight for justice at Advanced Disposal and the organizing victory for Local 728 at US Ecology are featured in the May issue of the Solid Waste and Recycling division newsletter.
(PHOENIX) — Teamsters with the Solid Waste and Recycling Division, and Beth Roach, a community activist from Wayne County, Ga., attended Republic Services Inc.’s [NYSE: RSG] annual shareholders’ meeting in Phoenix on Friday, decrying the company’s serial mismanagement of its landfills and the lack of care and respect for affected communities.
(NEW YORK) –Yesterday, Teamsters with the Solid Waste and Recycling Division, Saint Louis residents Dawn Chapman and Karen Nickel, founders of JustMoms STL and Center for Health Environment and Justice founder Lois Gibbs lodged a formal human rights complaint with the United Nations Rapporteur for Human Rights and the Environment.