Teamsters Launch Campaign Against Republic Services’ Discrimination in the South

Source: PR Newswire, September 5, 2014

Teamsters who work at Republic Services, Bill Gates’ giant trash corporation [NYSE: RSG], are fighting back against discrimination. Republic workers wore stickers in six states today to protest Republic’s wage discrimination system. In Atlanta, new hires are paid less at all levels for doing the same job as workers hired previously. In addition, African-American employees in Atlanta have filed U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charges against Republic, alleging that the company offers overtime to white employees but not to black employees. Republic Services workers in Atlanta and McDonough, Ga., who are members of Teamsters Local Union 728, wore stickers today that read, “Republic Services: Stop the Wage Discrimination.” Teamsters who work for Republic in Alabama, Arkansas, West Virginia, Louisiana and Tennessee wore the same stickers to work today as well. …