Strike Ends at Republic in Tennessee

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

January 30, 2013

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Strike Ends at Republic in Tennessee

Workers agreed to return to work at Republic Services Inc.'s facility in the Memphis Tenn., area after striking Jan. 28.

(Our breaking news alert inadvertently said workers returned to work.)

"Today, we received a letter from [the Washington-based Teamsters] Local 984 offering an ‘unconditional’ return to work," said Roger Lawrence, general manager at Phoenix-based Republic, in a statement. "We have since met with the union and they have agreed to report at their usual start time tomorrow. They have also agreed to work this weekend so that we can get caught up.

"We appreciate our customers’ patience during the Teamsters strike and we are committed to picking-up all trash by Sunday."


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.

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