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Teamsters Claim a Victory in Push to Unionize NYC’s Private Carting Industry

The Teamsters have notched their first official New York City win in an ongoing battle to unionize the city's private carting and waste management industry.

Employees at Allstate Power Vac, a New Jersey-based company with a shop in Brooklyn, voted by a 98-percent margin to join Teamsters Local 813 after complaints of low wages, lack of benefits and poor treatment, union officials said.

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