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Waste Company Locks Out Teamsters in Bid to Eliminate Pensions

Teamsters Local 215 says it offered to extend the current contract into the future, but Republic insisted on eliminating pensions and replacing them with a 401(k).

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Last Wednesday, locked-out workers  told the Courier & Press that they'd been picketing a Republic facility since 4:30 a.m. that morning. Asked how long they would stay, one replied: "As long as it takes."

Josh Eidelson is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia. He worked as a union organizer for five years. Check out his blog or follow him on Twitter.

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