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    Teamsters Union And Allies Protest Bill Gates And Cambridge Union Society

    CAMBRIDGE, England, Oct. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Two members of the Teamsters Union, which represents U.S. refuse collectors at Republic Services, America's second-largest rubbish disposal corporation, protested Microsoft founder Bill Gates at the Cambridge Union Society yesterday. They were joined by supporters from Unite the Union, which represents refuse collectors in Cambridge and across Great Britain.

    The Teamsters Union and Unite the Union representatives denounced both Bill Gates and the Cambridge Union Society for giving Bill Gates its annual Professor Hawking Fellowship. American refuse collectors in Massachusetts, members of Teamsters Local 25, have been on strike against Republic Services for over a month. Bill Gates is the largest single owner of Republic Services stock, and in addition, Gates' personal investment manager sits on Republic Service's Board of Directors.

    The protestors held banners and distributed leaflets that said "Bill Gates Treats Hawking's Legacy Like Rubbish."

    Bernie Egan-Mullen, a member of Teamsters Local 25 in Massachusetts, said, "Bill Gates could direct Republic to stop abusing us, but so far he has turned his back toward us. We have been on strike since late August, after the company refused to agree to a contract with a livable wage and affordable health insurance. Professor Hawking was an outspoken advocate of the National Health Service, and I'm guessing he would be shocked at how much we have to pay for health care. Meanwhile we are paid, on average, 40 percent below what it takes to make a living wage for a family with one adult and one child."
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    Teamsters and Republic Meet for Negotiations
    (BOSTON)—Teamsters Local 25 met with Republic Services in an effort to end the six-week strike taking place in the towns of Marshfield, Rockland and Abington. This morning’s negotiations session was the eighth meeting since negotiations began in March.

    Local 25 made significant modifications to its proposal on pensions and health insurance and several other issues which would conform to the benefits currently enjoyed by Local 25 members who are employed by Republic Services in Boston, Revere and Quincy. Republic responded by reoffering its August 21, 2019 proposal, which was the original cause of the strike.
    https://teamster.org/news/2019/10/te...t-negotiations
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