PR Newswire: Teamster, Political Leaders Pledge Support and Solidarity With Locked Out Workers

July 11, 2007: PRNewswire-USNewswire: Hundreds of union members locked out by Waste Management Inc (WMI) on July 2 turned out at a rally held in front of the company's Davis Street Transfer Station to hear pledges of support from local politicians and labor leaders from across the country.

Workers from Teamsters Local 70, Machinist Local Lodge 1546 and International Longshoreman and Warehouse (ILWU) Local 6 are in their second week of an ill-conceived lockout by WMI that has led to trash piling up across the East Bay area. Replacement workers brought in by the company have proven incapable of handling the workload the locked out union workforce has handled without any issues for over 40 years.

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