Waste Equity passed. But the looming fight over commercial waste pickup zones is about to get nasty.
Sanitation workers employed by Republic Services [NYSE: RSG] voted yesterday to authorize a strike to protest the company’s violations of federal labor law.
Allan Henry, a former hauler himself, now spends his nights organizing with the Transform Don’t Trash coalition to push for an exclusive zone franchise system, which would limit how many companies collect trash in each section of the city.
(LOS ANGELES) – Los Angeles County Republic Services waste workers approved a five-year contract this week that will increase wages and improve the company’s contributions to workers’ health and pension plans.
(AMANDA, Ohio) – Teamsters Local 637 members who work at Republic Services’ Pine Grove landfill ratified a first contract this week with the solid waste company after nearly two years of contentious negotiations.
The agreement was reached only after truck drivers, heavy equipment operators and mechanics at the Amanda facility rejected what Republic called its last, best and final offer in April that would have amounted to a pay cut. Both sides returned to the bargaining table on June 14 before hammering out a tentative deal that was approved by workers.
A new report details the unsafe working conditions, off-the-books pay and fraudulent union tied to New York City commerical hauler Sanitation Salvage.
(CHICAGO) – Stericycle Director and company co-founder John Patience failed to secure majority support for his re-election at the company’s annual shareholder meeting yesterday.
The vote follows an investor call-to-action by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, a long- term Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL) shareholder, to withhold support for the 29-year veteran director.
(COMPTON, Calif.) – After only a three-month campaign, drivers at World Oil in Southern California have voted by more than a two-to-one margin to join Teamsters Local 572. The 78 drivers are responsible for transporting petroleum byproducts for recycling and processing.