Teamsters and Republic talks continue without contract

YOUNGSTOWN – Talks between the striking members of Teamsters Local 377 and Allied Waste / Republic Services continued Wednesday, still without resolution to the two-week-old work stoppage.

Company and union officials confirmed talks began Tuesday and were continuing Wednesday, but did not release any information on progress.

Carbon Limestone Landfill workers with Teamsters Local 377 remain on strike after walking off the job March 28 claiming unfair labor practices. Both sides have filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board, but so far there has been no decision by the board which is investigating the claims.

Since the strike began, sanitation workers at some other Teamster Locals nationwide began honoring the strike by refusing to work

Sanitation workers at other Republic locations across America have also refused to work in a show of support of their striking colleagues. Residential and commercial sanitation drivers who are members of Local 377 honored the picket lines of their striking co-workers at the landfill. Workers at Republic / Allied Waste in Evansville, Ind., and Urbana, Ill., have refused to work in support of the striking Youngstown workers, along with several locals in California that have refused to cross picket lines.