Today is National Garbage Collector Day, an annual event to honor the men and women who work to keep our neighborhoods and streets safe and clean on a daily basis. In the Teamsters Union, however, we honor the hard work of garbage collectors every day – by fighting for justice in the waste industry.
A new report finds that New York City’s private sanitation companies operate garbage trucks with high rates of faulty brakes, bad tires, broken signals, and unsecured cargo, which endanger workers, pedestrians, and other street users.
(DETROIT) – US Ecology workers have voted overwhelmingly, by a more than 2-1 margin, in favor of representation by Teamsters Local 283 in Wyandotte, Mich. The 38-worker unit reached out to the Teamsters Union seeking a strong voice to address their workplace concerns.
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.