Teamsters: Workers reinstated after public pressure
By David Giambusso
Two workers who said they were fired from a New York City private trash hauling firm after testifying to the City Council about poor working conditions were reinstated, according to an announcement from the Teamsters who intervened on the workers’ behalf.
“New Yorkers have learned two things this week: Five Star Carting does not respect its workers or their free speech rights, but also that when workers, community members, and elected officials stand together, we win,” said Sean Campbell, President of Teamsters Local 813, in a statement.
On Saturday, Capital reported that Michael Bush and Carlton Darden, two trash haulers that worked for Five Star Carting, said they were fired after testifying before the City Council Committee on Sanitation about poor safety conditions, lack of training and low pay they were receiving at Five Star.