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Teamsters Hold Teach-In On Republic Services Landfill

(ST. LOUIS, MO) – On Saturday, Teamsters gathered with St. Louis-area residents, union members, elected officials, faith leaders, environmental experts and attorneys about Republic Service’s [NYSE: RSG] West Lake Landfill. West Lake is a Superfund site in Bridgeton, Mo. that contains 8,700 tons of buried uncontained radioactive nuclear wastes adjacent to an underground landfill fire.

Republic Services Teamsters show their solidarity today, wearing stickers across six states to protest wage discrimination.

Teamsters Launch Campaign Against Republic Services’ Discrimination In The South

(ATLANTA) - Teamsters who work at Republic Services, Bill Gates’ giant trash corporation [NYSE: RSG], are fighting back against discrimination. Republic workers wore stickers in six states today to protest Republic’s wage discrimination system. In Atlanta, new hires are paid less at all levels for doing the same job as workers hired previously.

Since 2010, a landfill fire has been moving toward 8,700 tons of unlined illegally dumped radioactive waste in Bridgeton, Mo. The site is in the middle of working-class neighborhoods, right next to the Saint Louis Airport, and near a hospital, schools and a great number of businesses.

Justice for Sanitation Workers At Republic/Allied Waste

Teamsters at Republic Services/Allied Waste have stood together in recent years to fight for strong contracts, including going on strike and supporting their fellow striking workers. Workers continue to fight for strong contracts that include retirement security at the second largest solid waste company. This campaign page is dedicated to those ongoing efforts.


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