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Old 04-22-2010, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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Local News | Waste Management trash haulers strike; 1 million customers affected | Seattle Times Newspaper


Waste Management has repeatedly described its final offer as a reasonable one, particularly during a recession. It proposed increasing hourly pay over five years to $29.09 an hour. Currently, drivers make $26.29 an hour, or about $55,000 per year. The contract offer would increase that to $60,500 by 2015. With an average of six hours overtime per week, the company says, the top salary would be $74,121.

The total value of the contract including medical benefits and pension contributions comes to $109,553 annually, according to the company.

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That's amazing. I had a friend one time that told me being a trash man was a good job. His dad did it. He said "No one wants to do it, so they have to pay a lot to get people to do it."

Maybe he was onto something. Maybe I should entertain the thought of a new career field.

$29 bucks an hour?
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Hell,i'd pick up trash and love it for 26.29 an hour!
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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In my job, I'm responsible for an eleven floor hospital and several other buildings owned by the hospital. I maintain the entire hospital's heating and cooling system, monitor the fire alarm system, monitor the medical gas system, run emergency generators in power outages, rescue people trapped in stuck elevators, and perform routine building maintenance checks and repairs and I don't get that much per hour even after ten years on the job.
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:22 AM
 
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the trash haulers must belong to the teachers union.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:11 AM
 
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the trash haulers must belong to the teachers union.
Most truck drivers belong to the Teamsters.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:12 AM
 
Location: California
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I don't approve of strikes.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:17 AM
 
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Well for one of the few times in my life I found myself adamantly opposed to a unions demand was when the workers for the South East Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) who averaged $50,000 per year struck during the height of the City and State's financial crisis. Like the (SEPTA) strike I find this, without researching the details, onerous, it does raise another question. Why is greed unquestioned for corporate execs, but is always questioned when it comes to workers? Is capitalism only good for "capitalist"?
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:18 AM
 
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Well for one of the few times in my life I found myself adamantly opposed to a unions demand was when the workers for the South East Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) who averaged $50,000 per year struck during the height of the City and State's financial crisis. Like the (SEPTA) strike I find this, without researching the details, onerous, it does raise another question. Why is greed unquestioned for corporate execs, but is always questioned when it comes to workers? Is capitalism only good for "capitalist"?
No, the problem is that unskilled workers think they should get paid the wages of something that actually involves skill.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Local News | Waste Management trash haulers strike; 1 million customers affected | Seattle Times Newspaper


Waste Management has repeatedly described its final offer as a reasonable one, particularly during a recession. It proposed increasing hourly pay over five years to $29.09 an hour. Currently, drivers make $26.29 an hour, or about $55,000 per year. The contract offer would increase that to $60,500 by 2015. With an average of six hours overtime per week, the company says, the top salary would be $74,121.

The total value of the contract including medical benefits and pension contributions comes to $109,553 annually, according to the company.

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That's amazing. I had a friend one time that told me being a trash man was a good job. His dad did it. He said "No one wants to do it, so they have to pay a lot to get people to do it."

Maybe he was onto something. Maybe I should entertain the thought of a new career field.

$29 bucks an hour?
There's another thread on this already.
The $109k was debunked, even with overtime it was a lot less than that.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:19 AM
 
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Most truck drivers belong to the Teamsters.
That is a no brainer. I was making a joke because the teachers union feels the same way these teamsters do, they are not in any way willing to sahre the burden. It is ALL about them.
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