NLRB Settlement to Protect Workers at Planet Waste

Teamsters Local 813 is declaring a victory in its ongoing effort to unionize the private carting industry, after the National Labor Relations Board signed a settlement preventing one company from interfering with union activities.

The Teamsters union, which has represented employees at Planet Waste Services for several years, alleged the Maspeth company intimidated workers when the company tried to install a management-friendly union. Workers who cooperated with the NLRB’s investigation or with union representatives were threatened with firing, had cameras installed on their trucks, or were interrogated by management, the Teamsters alleged.

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