Post Tagged with: "Waste Management"

Video: Local 6 Rank & File Leader Alejandra Leon and the Sustainable Recycling campaign

Too often, the zero waste workers in our community get zero respect. Check out this great video of Alejandra Leon – recycling sorter at Waste Management and worker leader of ILWU Local 6 – Sustainable Recycling • Justicia Para Recicladores campaign speaking at the “Race, Class & Ecology” series

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ILWU recycling workers fight for justice

ILWU recycling workers fight for justice

Over 200 Oakland recycling workers staged a powerful show of unity and action by striking on Tuesday, July

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Waste Management recycling workers protest abuse, disrespect & poor conditions at company headquarters

Waste Management recycling workers protest abuse, disrespect & poor conditions at company headquarters

On July 17, Recycling workers who process materials collected from residents in Oakland and other East Bay cities will protested in front of Waste Management’s corporate headquarters at 172 98th Avenue in Oakland,

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ILWU workers strike against Waste Management’s unlawful behavior

ILWU workers strike against Waste Management’s unlawful behavior

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 [&hellip

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Workers Strike at Waste Management to Protest Company’s Unlawful Behavior

Workers Strike at Waste Management to Protest Company’s Unlawful Behavior

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

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ILWU Recycling workers organize for better jobs, safer conditions & improved public service

ILWU Recycling workers organize for better jobs, safer conditions & improved public service

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.

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Recycling workers will expose the “dirty secrets” behind East Bay recycling operations

Recycling workers will expose the “dirty secrets” behind East Bay recycling operations

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

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Alameda County sustainable recycling campaign kicks off

Alameda County sustainable recycling campaign kicks off

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 [&hellip

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Waste Management workers organize against rat infestation

Waste Management workers organize against rat infestation

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 [&hellip

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ILWU waste workers organize to win better contracts

ILWU waste workers organize to win better contracts

When we take our garbage and recycling to the curb, most of us give little thought to what happens next

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