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Teamsters win election in labor case at center of recent NLRB ruling

Teamsters win election in labor case at center of recent NLRB ruling

Workers at the Silicon Valley recycling plant that was central to a recent landmark National Labor Relations Board ruling have voted in support of being represented by the Teamsters union. The vote involved Browning-Ferris Industries, a Houston waste management company that used a subcontractor, Leadpoint Business Services, to staff its recycling center in Milpitas, Calif. Teamsters Local 350 tried to organize the recycler’s workers but wanted to bring Browning-Ferris to the table too. The case was appealed to the NLRB, which decided last week that Browning-Ferris, which is part of Republic Services Inc., was a “joint employer” even though it didn't directly hire...

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