Le Lézard
Classified in: Environment
Subjects: LEG, LBR, AVO

Teamsters Applaud Passage Of Landmark Legislation To Reform NYC's Private Carting Industry


WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York City Council today passed landmark legislation to reform the city's private carting industry. For the past six years, the Teamsters Union has worked with a diverse coalition of groups to push this legislation forward and fundamentally transform New York City's private carting industry. The Commercial Waste Zones Bill, Intro 1574, will improve working conditions for sanitation workers, hold carters accountable for violations, make streets safer and improve the environment.

International Brotherhood Of Teamsters. (PRNewsFoto/International Brotherhood of Teamsters)

In response to passage of this critical legislation, International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa issued the following statement: 

"We applaud the New York City Council for putting an end to the 'race to the bottom' in the city's sanitation industry, and commend Teamsters Joint Council 16 under the leadership of George Miranda, Sanitation Commissioner Garcia, Council Member Reynoso and all the members of the diverse and dynamic coalition who played a role in making this landmark legislation a reality. The Teamsters Union has stood shoulder to shoulder with sanitation workers, environmentalists and supporters for years in this fight. We won't rest until every sanitation worker in the country has the good, safe job that they deserve."

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit www.teamster.org for more information. Follow us on Twitter @Teamsters and "like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teamsters.

Contact:
Kara Deniz, (202) 624-6911
kdeniz@teamster.org

SOURCE International Brotherhood of Teamsters


These press releases may also interest you

at 18:20
In the wake of inaction by the Government of Canada and escalations from Indigenous Peoples, the Coalition of Atlantic and Québec Fishing Organizations is calling for the peaceful de-escalation of tensions by putting a spotlight on illegal fishing...

at 12:45
The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O'Regan, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, will make a clean energy funding announcement at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. A media availability...

at 12:30
Media representatives are advised that the Canadian Hurricane Centre will provide an update on Hurricane Teddy on Monday, September 21, 2020. Warning Preparedness Meteorologist Bob Robichaud will discuss the latest information about the storm. Given...

at 05:00
Media representatives are advised that the Canadian Hurricane Centre will provide an update on Hurricane Teddy on Sunday, September 20, 2020. Warning Preparedness Meteorologist Bob Robichaud will discuss the latest information about the storm. Given...

at 02:00
Micron Waste Technologies Inc. ("Micron" or the "Company") , , is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Micron Technologies Inc. ("Micron Technologies"), a manufacturer of personal protective equipment in Canada, has received and...

19 sep 2020
Media representatives are advised that the Canadian Hurricane Centre will provide an update on Hurricane Teddy on Sunday, September 20, 2020. Warning Preparedness Meteorologist Bob Robichaud will discuss the latest information about the storm. Given...



News published on 30 october 2019 at 18:14 and distributed by: