Waste Workers Plan to Honor King, March for ‘Workplace Justice’

Atlanta — Jan. 17

On Monday, Jan. 21, sanitation workers will take part in an annual Martin Luther King Day March in Atlanta to demand that Republic Services/Allied Waste treat its workers with equality and justice, as King did decades earlier. Sanitation workers in Dekalb County who are forming their union will also participate.

The waste workers and their allies are honoring King’s legacy of taking a stand to defend workers’ livelihoods and to remind people that the dream of economic and social justice must be fought every day.

Republic/Allied Waste is attacking its workers’ livelihoods across the country, the group says, forcing them into poverty and to work in unsafe conditions. Teamsters employed by the company are standing up to demand that the company stop its attacks now.

Source: International Brotherhood of Teamsters