Garbage haulers negotiate contract

April 20, 2010: Yes, garbage workers are lucky to have jobs in these tough economic times. But The Times seems a little tone-deaf with such statements as “incomes are even burnished by mandatory overtime” [“Quit talking trash; sign a fair contract,” Opinion, April 15].

You try working “mandatory overtime” at a physically demanding job and see if you would rather have that time to be with your families or just to live your life instead of having that extra money.

Click here to read more at The Seattle Times.

Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

UPS Cashes in on COVID with $2 Billion Profits

UPS made $2 billion in profits after taxes in the third quarter thanks to exploding volume and excessive overtime by UPS Teamsters. Revenue for the quarter topped $21 billion.

Pension Activists Blitz White House with Calls

The National United Committee to Protect Pensions (NUCPP) is calling on all active and retired Teamsters to blitz the White House today with calls asking the President to support a pension solution and to be sure it's included in any stimulus plan that crosses his desk. They encourage members and retirees call 202-456-1414 to demand support for defending hard earned pensions that are under attack through no fault of working people. 

View More News Posts