Drivers, operators, mechanics, billing coordinators and scale-house clerks who work for Republic Services at the Pine Grove Landfill in Amanda, Ohio, voted overwhelmingly in favor of joining Teamsters Local 637 on Friday.
The September issue of the Solid Waste and Recycling Division newsletter contains articles about how Local 813 applauded New York City’s improvements in safety in the sanitation industry and two heroes of the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike spoke at the International Convention in June and recently assisted in a Local 667 organizing campaign.
New trash hauling study of New York City finds privatization is not good for the health of workers, the public.
(REDDING, Calif.) –– Drivers at Waste Management, Inc. in Redding, California voted unanimously to ratify their first contract. The Teamster members, who are represented by Local 137, obtained the contract after a year of negotiating, following a two-to-one election victory on August 28, 2016. There are 22 drivers in the bargaining unit.
Teamster leaders from across the country are applauding an announcement by the de Blasio administration to overhaul New York City's waste-collection system through the creation of commercial waste zones.
Members of Local 249 who collect refuse and man animal control trucks will get substantial raises thanks to a new labor contract with Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto.
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.