Posted: October 17, 2013 by laborradio
Sanitation workers in Montgomery County, Maryland extended a strike on Thursday seeking better wages and more affordable health care. The striking sanitation workers are from two of the regions three sanitation companies; Potomac Disposal and Unity Disposal. This is the second walkout from the Potomac Disposal workers in two months. The previous strike was due to the company allegedly intimidating workers by threatening Latino workers with immigration enforcement. The company said the timing of asking employees to re-verify their immigration status was strictly coincidental and they were following the advice of an attorney.