(PHOENIX) — Teamsters with the Solid Waste and Recycling Division, and Beth Roach, a community activist from Wayne County, Ga., attended Republic Services Inc.’s [NYSE: RSG] annual shareholders’ meeting in Phoenix on Friday, decrying the company’s serial mismanagement of its landfills and the lack of care and respect for affected communities.
(NEW YORK) –Yesterday, Teamsters with the Solid Waste and Recycling Division, Saint Louis residents Dawn Chapman and Karen Nickel, founders of JustMoms STL and Center for Health Environment and Justice founder Lois Gibbs lodged a formal human rights complaint with the United Nations Rapporteur for Human Rights and the Environment.
(ATLANTA) ––Workers at US Ecology have voted by a more than 3-1 margin to join Teamsters Local 728 in Atlanta. The 15 drivers dispose of low-level radioactive, chemical, hazardous and PCB wastes.
In the March issue of the Solid Waste and Recycling Division newsletter, articles about the organizing victory at Allstate Power Vac and Waste Management are highlighted.
(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.