(TUKWILA, Wash.) – Garbage, recycle, and yard waste drivers, employed by Allied Waste/Republic Services, honored picket lines early this morning that were established by striking Local 377 Teamsters from Youngstown, Ohio. Picket lines were set up at the company’s facilities in Seattle, Lynnwood, and Kent/SeaTac.
(FREMONT, Calif.) – Workers on strike at Republic Services/Allied Waste extended picket lines to five Northern California locations today, on the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., who was killed in Memphis supporting striking waste workers.
(Youngstown, Ohio) – Sanitation workers employed by Republic Services/Allied Waste [NYSE: RSG] went on strike in Ohio last night to protest the company’s violations of federal labor law. Workers at Republic’s Carbon Limestone landfill outside of Youngstown put up a picket line instead of reporting to their shifts late yesterday.
(Memphis, TN) – Teamsters from across the country met in Memphis yesterday to plan a coordinated response to Republic Services/Allied Waste’s efforts to impoverish their workers, ignore important health and safety protections, increase employees’ health care costs and halt retirement benefits.
(West York, PA) – West York Council members voted last night to reverse a decision made earlier this year to accept bids from neighboring police departments to outsource the borough’s law enforcement to the lowest bidder and close the West York Police Department.