Post Tagged with: "Sanitation Salvage"

Business / Jobs

Uprooting a dangerous industry: Garbage reform explained

Workers strike for back pay in front of Sanitation Salvage on Manida Street in January.

The new framework is a start, union representatives and drivers like Mondesi say, but it could be even stronger. Some business owners, meanwhile, say the reform will make it harder to stay afloat.  

Business

Garbage workers demand back pay from Sanitation Salvage on MLK day 

Former workers demand back pay in front of

About 20 former Sanitation Salvage workers and members of Teamsters Local Union 813 held signs that said “Stop the War on Workers” and shouted, “Pay your workers, Sanitation Salvage.” They were demanding back pay they say the company owes them for promised vacation time and years of overtime. 

Politics / Transportation

Workers, advocates rejoice as Sanitation Salvage announces it will close

A Sanitation Salvage truck.

Once Sanitation Salvage’s trucks stop rumbling through the South Bronx’s streets, say advocates, those streets will be safer for everyone else. 

Police / Transportation

Private trash hauler faces backlash over safety violations

Protesters in front of the office of the Business Integrity Commission in Manhattan on May 9, urging the agency to suspend the license of a Hunts Point trash hauler.

At a rally in front of the BIC’s office in downtown Manhattan on May 9, a half-dozen City Council members joined several dozen trash industry workers and immigrant advocates to pressure the agency to revoke Sanitation Salvage’s license, tighten regulations within the industry, and prevent pedestrian deaths.