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Republic Services Landfill Workers to Join Teamsters Local 542

The group of workers is the third company-affiliated unit in the San Diego area to organize with Teamsters Local 542.

Following a two-month campaign, Republic Services landfill workers voted 28-5 in favor of joining Teamsters Local 542 last week. The landfill workers will join two other San Diego-based Republic Services waste hauler locations as members of Local 542.

"The company hired an anti-union outfit to try to convince the employees not to vote for the union, but obviously it didn't work. The union-busting company had no creditability," said Jaime Vasquez, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 542, in a statement.

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