Potomac Disposal wants more tax dollars from Montgomery County but the company’s CEO says he has no intention of sharing with the workers who actually pick up the trash. “That's garbage!” says LiUNA Mid-Atlantic Region. The union, which represents about 200 trash haulers in Montgomery County, has launched a campaign urging the Montgomery County Council to support a raise for the workers...
“Trash haulers in Montgomery County typically make less than $30,000 a year, in a county with one of the highest costs of living in the country,” says LiUNA. “Their jobs are strenuous and dirty, and done in all sorts of adverse weather. Despite providing a vital public service, too many of them struggle to provide for their families.” Click here to send an email to County Executive Ike Leggett, and click here for the AFL-CIO Now blog report.