When you see a Waste Management truck in Shorewood, chances are that it is a scab driver who was hired by Wasted Management as a Permanent Replacement Worker during the recent Teamster strike. Thirty Eight of the Teamster Drivers were shafted by WM.
Waste Management decided the time was right this year to beat down the Teamsters on benefits they had negotiated over the years. In today's economy Waste Management did not have too much trouble finding drivers who would work for less than the Union Drivers.
Since Ronald Reagan set example of how to break a union (air traffic controllers) private industry has followed his example in questionable negotiating tactics ever since --- and with the blessing of Federal Regulators who are suppose to assure that Union Workers' Rights are not violated.
Must be the same Federal Regulators watching over the Financial and Securities Industries that now need a $700 Billion Bailout !!
I have heard (to be confirmed) that Waste Management has a 10 year contract with Shorewood.
I wonder if Shorewood gets a discount for the lower costs Waste Management now has ?
I wonder how Shorewoodians like the idea of a Union Busting Company as one of our Vendors ?
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