(NEW YORK) – One of New York’s largest and most powerful unions has a new online face. Teamsters Joint Council 16, the umbrella organization for Teamster locals in Downstate New York, have launched a new website, Teamsters.nyc. Members of the public can use the new site to learn about each of New York’s Teamster locals, the industries members work in and the latest news on Teamster campaigns.
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for scholarship awards.
This issue of the Solid Waste and Recycling Division newsletter highlights the NLRB decision forcing employers to bargain with the union, and the first contract for workers at Waste Corporation of America.
(WASHINGTON) – On Tuesday, Teamsters testified at the St. Louis Tribunal that is investigating human rights violations against communities surrounding Republic Services’ West Lake Superfund landfill site in Bridgeton, Mo. The tribunal will report to the United Nations Human Rights and Environment Program.
(NEW YORK, N.Y.) – On Monday, November 9, employees at Allstate Power Vac, Inc. in New York City voted by an overwhelming margin of nearly 98 percent to join Teamsters Local 813 in an election supervised by the National Labor Relations Board. The 61 environmental waste removal workers are looking forward to improving their working conditions, including gaining fairness and respect from their employer.
(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) –– Drivers at Waste Management, Inc., in Memphis, Tenn., have voted to join Teamsters Local 667 seeking improved wages and benefits.
More than 200 waste workers at five locations, in California, Washington state, Oregon and Ohio, recently took action to become Teamsters.