Waste Management Begins Hiring Permanent Replacements For Striking Workers

Burlington County, N.J. — Houston-based Waste Management Inc. has begun hiring permanent replacement workers for the roughly 180 Teamsters Local 701 members who have been striking against the firm since Jan. 10, according to the Bucks County Courier Times newspaper. The strike has affected garbage and recycling collection operations in Burlington County, N.J., and Mercer County, N.J.

A Teamsters official told the newspaper that the hiring of permanent replacement workers is illegal, a charge that a Waste Management spokesperson has denied.