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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Over 200 Oakland recycling workers staged a powerful show of unity and action by striking on Tuesday, July
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,
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
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 [&hellip
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
When we take our garbage and recycling to the curb, most of us give little thought to what happens next