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Feb 03, 2022

The Dirty Truth About the Waste Industry’s Labor Shortage

Nov. 9, 2021 | Over the summer, I received an interview request to discuss the "labor shortage" in the private waste industry. As I told the reporter, the real problem facing the industry is exploitation and nothing else. Waste companies like Republic Services and Waste Management want the public to think there's a labor shortage. The truth is, it’s not a labor shortage — it’s a wage, benefits and workers' rights shortage.  The struggle for waste workers has been brewing for 40 years. Decades of consolidation have eroded the sanitation industry, and "Big Trash" has offered working people little reprieve or respect…As the largest representative of private waste workers in North America, the Teamsters know the so-called labor shortage is a direct result of companies putting profit over people…  Waste Dive

Teamsters United Slate Elected to Five-Year Term to Lead Union

Nov. 9, 2021 | The O’Brien-Zuckerman Teamsters United slate has been elected to lead the international union for the next five years. The candidates for General President, General Secretary-Treasurer, International Vice Presidents At-Large, International Trustees and International Vice Presidents in the Central, Eastern, Southern and Western Regions were elected Thursday night in the 2021 Election of International Union Officers, according to unofficial results provided by the Office of the Election Supervisor. The term of office begins in March 2022… Continued

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