(HOUSTON) –– Workers at WCA Waste Corporation of America in Houston, who voted to join the Teamsters in November, have ratified a first contract that improves wages and health care, among other gains. The workers are the only private waste company employees in Texas who have a union contract.
(SAN LEANDRO, Calif.) –– Workers who collect waste materials for Genentech Inc., are the latest Silicon Valley workers to vote in favor of representation by Teamsters Local 853 in San Leandro, Calif.
The Solid Waste and Recycling Division has published a June newsletter.
Teamster members and family members are offered a new benefit, LifeLock® Identity Theft Protection.
[BERKELEY, CA:] A new study, released Tuesday, June 23 by environmental, occupational safety, and community benefits experts in collaboration with researchers at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, finds that recycling work is unnecessarily hazardous to workers’ health and safety. Seventeen American recycling workers died on the job from 2011 to 2013. Recycling workers are more than twice as likely to be injured at work as the average worker.
The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund has announced the topic for the 2015 Essay Contest.
(WASHINGTON) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced today that Ron Herrera has been appointed to Western Region International Vice President. Herrera has served on the General Executive Board as an International Trustee since 2012.
On March 26, 2015, workers at PSC Environmental Outsourcing, LLC in Philadelphia voted 11-0 to join Teamsters Local 107.