Two hundred Local 6 members went on strike at three Waste Management facilities during the early morning hours of March 15, shutting-down the company’s East Bay operations for six hours. Members organized multiple picket lines beginning at 2am in three locations: the company’s headquarters in Oakland, a recycling facility in San Leandro, and the massive
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Hundreds of Waste Management workers belonging to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) struck three facilities Friday morning, March 15, shutting down the company’s East Bay operation in for five hours
Recycling is supposed to be good and green, but there’s plenty that’s disturbing and dangerous about this fast-growing niche in the nation’s highly-profitable $55 billion-dollar waste industry.
On Saturday February 2nd, hundreds of recycling workers will gather in Oakland to expose a host of serious problems to an audience of elected officials and policy makers who oversee this supposedly “green” industry
The first meeting of the “Sustainable Recycling” campaign in Alameda County was a great success. With thirty-five attendees from eighteen (18) organizations representing a wide assembly of environmental, worker, community, immigrant rights, workplace health and safety, governmental, faith and legal organizations participating, the community coalition took an essential step toward a common objective. Read
Most recycling workers at Waste Management Davis Street facility in the East Bay are being paid a paltry $12.67 an hour or less. It’s less than the Local 6 members need to support their families. On top of the low wages, they had to deal with a dangerous rat infestation that plagued their workplace until
When we take our garbage and recycling to the curb, most of us give little thought to what happens next
Irene Florez has posted an excellent interview with “Isabella,” an ILWU Local 6 member working at an Oakland recycling center. Isabella talks about her job, her union and the upcoming fight for a fair contract. Listen to the interview here