Charleston sanitation workers taking a stand, talk of unionization (updated)

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Update July 23:

According to the Charleston Regional Business Journal, some members of Charleston City Council were “blindsided” by the request from sanitation workers to be recognized as a union.

If the workers want to unionize, the consensus is that organizers should talk to state lawmakers, not city council.

First reporting:

At this evening's Charleston City Council meeting, Charleston sanitation workers will demand to be recognized as a union and and are prepared to negotiate for better working conditions.

Workers want better safety equipment, better rain gear, masks, and hepatitis shots. There are also a flurry of other concerns that the city employees are ready to address.

The Charleston Regional Business Journal has the full story.

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