Republic, Teamsters Agree to Pension Fund Switch in Michigan

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

March 27, 2013

1 Min Read
Republic, Teamsters Agree to Pension Fund Switch in Michigan

Three different Republic Services Inc. operations in Michigan have agreed to new collective bargaining agreements that switches employees to a different pension program.

About 320 members of the Washington-based Teamsters agreed to exit the financially failing Central States Pension Fund and move to the financially healthy Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust, the Phoenix-based Republic said in a news release. The approvals came from Local 247 in Detroit and Local 332 in Flint.

“This is a great outcome for Republic, our customers and most importantly, our employees because it honors their work and years of service by making available a financially stable retirement program,” said Brent Goodsell, Republic area president.

Republic serves about 265,000 homes in metro Detroit with either waste or recycling pickup, more than 15,000 commercial customers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and surrounding counties and more than 4,600 Detroit area industrial customers.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

Stay in the Know - Subscribe to Our Newsletters
Join a network of more than 90,000 waste and recycling industry professionals. Get the latest news and insights straight to your inbox. Free.

You May Also Like