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City Waste Union Solidarity Press Conference, New Orleans, LA

Title (Dublin Core)

City Waste Union Solidarity Press Conference, New Orleans, LA

Description (Dublin Core)

Socially distanced press conference in support of striking hoppers organized by the City Waste Union held in front of City Hall. Hoppers (a.k.a. garbage collectors excluding drivers) employed by Metro Services Group through a temp agency are on strike and have subsequently been fired. The hoppers are on strike to demand PPE and hazard pay during the COVID-19 pandemic. Metro Services Group replaced striking hoppers with prison laborers who are paid below minimum wage.

Date (Dublin Core)

05/18/2020

Creator (Dublin Core)

Peter Gustafson

Contributor (Dublin Core)

Kathryn O'Dwyer

Controlled Vocabulary (Dublin Core)

Labor
Protest
Government Local

Curator's Tags (Omeka Classic)

strike
hopper
sanitation worker
garbage collector
economy

Date Submitted (Dublin Core)

5/18/20

Date Modified (Dublin Core)

3/11/21

Accrual Method (Dublin Core)

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