Waste Management Workers Strike Against Unfair Practices by the Employer

Local 6 members at Waste Management had to resort to strike action against a vicious employer.  Waste Management used illegal intimidation and has refused to bargain in good faith. The five hour strike was successful in preventing operations at Waste Management for the day. “America won’t work if big companies like Waste Management can break … Continue reading

66th Annual Convention of the Warehouse Union Local 6: Debating Our Future

Lively debate and discussion were the mark of the 66th Annual Convention of the Warehouse Union Local 6. A big focus was the coming Master Contract negotiations, and how to get ourselves ready to fight for a good contract. Now, it’s time to get the Master Contract process going. In March 17th we will be … Continue reading

“Sustainable Recycling” Campaign Kicks Off

Article & Photographs by Kevin Christensen, AFL-CIO  kchriste@aflcio.org Thank you for making the first meeting of the “Sustainable Recycling”   campaign in Alameda County 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, we took an … Continue reading