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Teamsters Local 396: Hundreds to March Through Beverly Hills on Black Friday in Support of Waste Workers

November 26, 2019 GMT
International Brotherhood Of Teamsters. (PRNewsFoto/International Brotherhood of Teamsters)
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Community members and labor leaders take to the streets to highlight low-road practices of the City’s exclusive commercial waste provider, Athens Environmental Services.

Contact: Adan Alvarez - (323) 404-5939 - adanalvarez@local396.net

/PRNewswire -- Nov. 26, 2019/

SOURCE Teamsters Local 396


Over one hundred community stakeholders will march through commercial streets in Beverly Hills with full trash bags and picket signs.


Friday, November 29, 2019, at 1:00 pm


Beverly Hills City Hall

455 North Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Community residents, and members of the labor, environmental, and faith communities.


On the afternoon of Friday, November 29, community members will join workers in a march through the streets of Beverly Hills in support of sanitation workers at Athens Environmental Services. Athens Environmental Services, the exclusive commercial waste hauler for all businesses and multi-family complexes in Beverly Hills, is denying its workers dignity, respect, and a voice on the job. Because of the vital role that sanitation workers play in keeping the city clean, as well as helping the city achieve its environmental goals, community stakeholders will rally in support of these workers.

Sanitation workers serve on the frontlines of public health and environmental stewardship. Sanitation is an important and dangerous job. The brave men and women who pick up the city's trash work in the fifth most dangerous industry in the nation, more than firefighting, mining, and construction. The workers at Athens Environmental literally put their lives on the line when they service the City of Beverly Hills and maintain the city's renowned luxurious upkeep and prestige.

Athens Environmental Services is a subsidiary of Athens Services, a large regional waste hauler servicing major cities throughout Los Angeles County. The company has come under recent scrutiny by the National Labor Relations Board's Office of the General Counsel, which is currently investigating the company on charges of unfair labor practices, including disciplining and firing workers for supporting the union and withdrawing a contract proposal that would have provided workers and their families with full family medical insurance.