Sanitation workers protest over pension plans

Sanitation workers protest

(WMC-TV) – Sanitation workers in Memphis are lining up right now on the picket line for a protest over their pension plans. The sanitation workers are members of the local teamsters. And the union says Allied Waste is messing with the employees' pensions.

Action News 5's Amy Speropoulos is on the scene this morning, and here is what is taking place. The workers serve parts of Memphis and Shelby County. And the union has voted to strike.

Speropoulos is working to find out if the picket will lead to a work stoppage. The union is still negotiating with Allied, but the Teamsters president says if a strike is necessary it will happen.

Allied has said in a statement, that the company has bargained in good faith and is dedicated to reaching a mutually beneficial agreement, and will ensure there is no work stoppage.

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