Metro Disposal Fires Sanitation Workers, Uses Prison Labor, as the City is Silent

May 13, 2020

Last week, Big Easy Magazine reported on the sanitation truck workers on strike in Gentilly, protesting their abysmal pay and safety conditions.  Four days ago, WWLTV reported that all of the striking workers were fired.  Now, according to Payday Report, a Chattanooga-based cooperative, the workers were replaced by “transitional labor” – namely, incarcerated workers who […]

“Trucks don’t roll. We are not moving.” Gentilly Sanitation Workers Announce Strike

May 5, 2020

“Trucks don’t roll. We are not moving,” Gregory Woods, a sanitation worker, told WDSU today, as local sanitation workers announced a strike.  In the early morning of May 5, these sanitation workers, known as “hoppers,” lined up in front of the Metro Service Group (“Metro Disposal”) disposal facility on Old Gentilly Road, picketing their workplace.  […]

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