SAN LEANDRO, CA—Within days of each other last week, two groups of Northern California recycling workers declared they'd had enough of what they see as regimes of indignity and discrimination. One group voted to unionize, and another, already union members, walked out on strike.
State regulators are proposing to fine Waste Management, Inc., for missed garbage, recycling and yard-waste collections during last year's eight-day labor dispute.
UPDATED April 18, 2013: Republic Waste Teamsters walked out yesterday in Cleveland, joining striking Teamsters in Youngstown Ohio. Also, Republic Teamsters in Memphis Local 984 walked out, in an unfair labor practice strike. Some 600 are now out on strike in Northeast Ohio.
Sanitation workers employed at Republic Services/Allied Waste's [NYSE: RSG] Carbon Limestone landfill in Youngstown, Ohio raised a picket line extension at Republic's Anaheim, Calif. facilities early this morning. The more than 400 workers at Republic's transfer station, commercial and residential truck yard, and materials recovery facility (MRF) are refusing to cross the picket line.
Sanitation Workers Go On Unfair Labor Practice Strike; Co-Workers in Evansville, Ind. and Urbana, Ill. Refuse To Work In Show of Support
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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.
Hundreds of Waste Management workers belonging to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) struck three facilities Friday morning, March 15, shutting down the company’s East Bay operation in for five hours.
Some Seattle residents and businesses will see a refund on their garbage bill, their share of a $1.24 million settlement the city reached over the recent strike against Waste Management.
Waste Management and Teamsters Local 117 have reached a tentative agreement on a new six-year contract that will have garbage drivers back on their regular collection routes by Thursday morning, Waste Management said.
BURLINGTON, Wash -- Waste Management drivers at the Burlington facility in Skagit County are honoring the picket lines of their striking coworkers from the Seattle-area this morning.
The Burlington facility serves customers in North Snohomish and Skagit Counties. Drivers at that facility established a picket line at 5:00 a.m.
Waste Management is publishing the latest list of service delays on its website.
Striking Waste Management truck drivers are bracing for a high-pressure face-off as their employer brings in more non-union replacements to pick up trash.
Caught in the middle of it all are the customers, who are starting to complain about their garbage piling up.
Meanwhile, at Teamsters union headquarters in Tukwila on Sunday, striking workers were making new batches of signs to hand out on the picket lines.