Allied Waste strike in Ohio affects C-U

Allied Waste strike in Ohio affects C-U

A strike by Allied Waste employees in Ohio has had an impact in Champaign-Urbana.

Union employees of Allied Waste in Urbana have been in contract negotiations with Teamsters Local 26 for several months. They have been working without a contract since July 1.
And Teamsters Local 26 Secretary-Treasurer Tim Donovan says about 20 employees walked off the job Thursday morning.
But Donovan said the work stoppage here is not related to those negotiations, but rather is a show of support to workers in Ohio.
Donovan added that workers in Evansville, Ind., also are honoring the Ohio strike.
He says he doesn’t expect employees in Champaign-Urbana to go back to work until the strike in Ohio ends.
Meanwhile, Donovan said another bargaining session has been scheduled for April 9  between Allied Waste of Urbana and Teamsters Local 26.
Allied Waste in Urbana could not be reached for comment.

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Danno wrote on March 28, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Interesting, that some of 'their' customers locally have been affected. I just got off of the phone with my non-union private hauler and, they have got new customers because of the local support of the Ohio strike. Perhaps, many of those changing haulers will permanently change to one of our locals. Cool; to a degree then, if Allied loses too many, they'll have to permanently lay off workers, though.

787 wrote on March 28, 2013 at 4:03 pm

I'm thoroughly pleased with my small, locally owned trash hauler.  

I was with Klean-Way, which was locally owned.  Once they were bought out by Area, the poor serivce began.  It was nothing but one excuse after another from the home office for Area in Clinton.

Finally, when it was revealed that it was Area who wanted to landfill PCB's in Clinton, I'd had enough.  I called them to cancel service, and for them to pick up their toter.

In a final act of arogance and wastefulness, employees from Area drove up in a garbage truck, threw the toter in the back, smashed it, and drove off.

Good riddance!