Republic & Allied Waste Teamsters Picket At Locations Across The Country


Press Contact Galen Munroe


gmunroe@teamster.org


202-624-6904


(WASHINGTON) — Teamsters who work for Republic/Allied Waste are picketing today in Buffalo N.Y, Mobile, Ala., Atlanta, San Jose, Calif. and Canton, Ohio to demand the company stop trashing workers.

“Sanitation workers put their bodies on the line every day to protect the public health,” said Bob Morales, Director of the Teamsters Waste Division “It’s a travesty that Republic is trying to deny their workers the necessary protections for their employees.”

A recent national survey of sanitation workers revealed that these men and women who protect our public health are frequently exposed to feces, rotting meat, maggots, used syringes, medical waste, asbestos and blood products, In fact, according to federal statistics sanitation workers are more likely to die on the job than a firefighter or police officer.

Today’s pickets are the latest effort by Republic employees to send the company a strong message that the company’s current approach to labor relations is unacceptable. Over the past two months, employees have worn stickers in solidarity, visited Republic union members in different cities and communicated their message to some of Republic’s biggest customers including Home Depot.

Founded in 1903, the Teamsters Union represents more than 1.4 million hardworking men and women in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit www.teamster.org for more information.



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