Sanitation Landfill Workers On Unfair Labor Practice Strike Extend Picket Line; Teamsters In Elyria Refuse To Cross
April 1, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sanitation workers employed at Republic Services/Allied Waste's [NYSE: RSG] Carbon Limestone landfill traveled from
to raise a picket line extension at
facility early this morning.
's workers in
– almost 200 sanitation drivers and mechanics – are refusing to cross the picket line.
The striking landfill workers are members of Teamsters Local Union 377, and have been on strike since
. They are exercising their rights under federal law to strike in protest of
's violations of federal labor law that protects workers' rights.
illegally changed working conditions without bargaining and continues to refuse to provide pertinent information related to contract negotiations.
The sanitation drivers and mechanics in
who are honoring the picket lines of their striking colleagues are members of Teamsters Local Union 20 in
. These workers have the right under federal labor law to refuse to cross picket lines or to refuse to work in support of striking workers at other
/Allied Waste locations.
During the past year,
/Allied Waste has forced multiple lockouts and strikes, disrupting trash collection for hundreds of thousands of people across
the United States
and putting communities at risk in an effort to maximize profits for shareholders such as
has been bullying its workers by locking them out of their jobs without pay, withholding paychecks, and demanding contract concessions – even though the company makes hundreds of millions in profits each year," said
, Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer.
"Sanitation workers put their lives on the line every day to protect the public health," Hall said. "They deserve to be treated with dignity and respect."