Monday, July 30, 2012

Woo-hoo! Another Teamster organizing victory in CA

Please welcome our seven new brothers and sisters in Vernon, Calif., who voted unanimously today to join Local 396 in Covina. They work as operators, loaders, mechanics and scale house attendants at a Republic Services waste transfer station.

Ron Herrera, secretary-treasurer of Local 396, said the Teamsters now represent 100 percent of Republic Services workers in Los Angeles County. Herrera said,
This win will give all our members at Republic more power to make their futures more secure.
Victor Mineros, Local 396 organizer, said the workers want an end to favoritism and more affordable health insurance. Now, he said, there's good news for the workers:
There is the possibility of significant job growth at the transfer station.