Radio host Leslie Marshall discusses the landmark Browning-Ferris Industries case with Doug Bloch of Teamsters Joint Council 7.
The new, on-line system for submitting applications for the Academic or Vocational scholarships from the JRHMSF is now available.
For months, 66 workers laboring at a city-contracted recycling plant in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, sought to unionize. Their employer, Sims Municipal Recycling, resisted. The workers threatened a strike. They voted Friday and joined Teamsters Local 210.
BROOKLYN, NY – Sims Municipal Recycling workers in Sunset Park voted to join Teamsters Local 210 in an election today overseen by an independent arbitrator. The vote caps an eight-month organizing drive by workers at the recycling facility, which processes all of the city’s residential recycling. An agreement reached Thursday between the union and company averted a strike and gave workers an immediate union vote, free of employer interference. The tally was 46 votes in favor of unionizing and 20 votes against.
Workers at Waste Management, Inc. in Southern California who belong to Teamsters Local 396 overwhelmingly ratified a contract that sets standards for waste workers in the region.
Scholarship applications for the sons and daughters of Teamster members are now available.
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.