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    Default Teamsters Authorize Strike at Republic Services in Atlanta

    (ATLANTA) – Sanitation workers employed by Republic Services [NYSE: RSG] voted yesterday to authorize a strike to protest the company’s violations of federal labor law.

    The 120 drivers, helpers and mechanics who are members of Teamsters Local 728 in Atlanta may exercise their legal right to strike in protest of Republic’s violations of federal labor laws that protect workers’ rights. Republic broke federal law when it took work away from its full-time mechanics and outsourced it to subcontractors.

    "I voted to authorize a strike because this giant corporation thinks it can get away with breaking the law and intimidating us. When we do the work that earns the company billions, and it tries to bully us by subcontracting our work, it’s time for us to stand together and fight back," said Marcus Redding, a mechanic in Atlanta.

    If workers decide to go on strike, it will not be the first time at a Republic/Allied Waste facility in Georgia. In 2013, workers at the company’s hauling yard in McDonough went on strike to protest Republic’s violations of federal labor laws.
    https://teamster.org/news/2018/08/te...rvices-atlanta
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    Default Re: Teamsters Authorize Strike at Republic Services in Atlanta

    Atlanta sanitation workers end strike with hopes of new contract

    After hours of protest, more than 100 Atlanta sanitation workers ended their strike Friday afternoon with hopes of a new contract.

    But there seems to be some disagreement as to how the strike ended.

    Republic said in a press release that it “accepted an immediate and unconditional offer by Teamsters 728 to return to work.” Ben Speight, strike organizer, said there was no such offer nor was there even a conversation.

    “We had intended all along to have a one-day action. We didn’t want to telegraph that to the company,” Speight said, adding that strikers “made a tactical decision that we hit them sufficiently with an economic penalty for breaking the law.”

    Contract negotiations are what caused the employee action Friday.
    https://www.ajc.com/news/local/atlan...Ic7cZXlSqyXhJ/

 

 

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