Teamster Leaders Stand Together To Fight Republic/Allied
Leaders of Teamster local unions that represent Republic/Allied Waste workers met in Chicago on June 13 and unanimously agreed to do whatever it takes to protect the retirement security and futures of members. The leaders also strategized on the next steps to send Republic Services a clear message that the union will not back down in this fight.
“Several of our local unions are battling Republic to save our members’ pensions,” said Bob Morales, Director of the Teamsters Solid Waste, Recycling and Related Industries Division. “Their fight is our fight.”
Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall told the more than 75 local union leaders and top officers of the union in attendance that the International Union will use all the resources available to make sure Republic/Allied members’ livelihoods are protected.
“We’re not going to sit back and let the company push our members around,” Hall said. “We need all our local unions engaged in this fight, along with Joint Councils and the International Union.”
The local union leaders unanimously pledged that they would do their part to step up the fight against the company’s attempts to steal members’ pensions.
“We need to be in this together,” said Sean M. O’Brien, an International Union Vice President and President of Local 25 in Boston. “This is a fight we have to fight.”
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