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LaborPress: A Labor-Management Response To Intro.157

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By Mike Hellstrom and Ronald Bergamini

Editor’s Note: This is an op-ed from Mike Hellstom, secretary treasurer, Laborers Local 108 and Ron Bergamini, CEO, Action Carting Environmental Services.

Unions have been in the news lately.  The US Supreme Court’s recent decision in Janus v. AFSCME holding that public sector employees can benefit from union representation without paying dues has garnered much commentary.  That, as well as growing concerns about income inequality, has thrust the social and political role of unions into the forefront of public debate in a way we have not seen in years.

Also in the news—and rightly so—is the issue of civility (or lack thereof) in public discourse.  Some folks in high places are acting without much civility; leading to debates about what civility entails or whether it still matters.  There seems to even be a movement to fight incivility with more of it, an irony too rich to start exploring here.

...Some activists, another union, and too many elected officials prefer to play on stereotypes and some particularly bad actors to portray the whole waste industry as out control and impervious to the needs of workers, the community, and the environment...

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Waste360: Is Widespread Side Guard Implementation on the Horizon?

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Side guards can be retrofitted onto existing trucks or designed for new trucks as well. In 2016, Action Carting, one of the New York City’s largest haulers, took advantage of the incentive program offered by the city and applied side guards on 23 trucks, explains Sal Mastriani, director of risk management at Action Carting. In 2017, the company fitted about 125 trucks with side guards.

“We decided, why wait for the deadline, which is 2024,” says Mastriani. “We felt it was necessary to implement the side guards onto all of our packers immediately. As of March 2018, 100 percent of our packer trucks were fitted with side guards.”

“We are actually hoping they move the date [2024] up a little bit,” adds Mastriani. “We are ready, and we feel that it’s very important to the industry for everyone to comply with this.”

Across the industry, the use of side guards has not become a universally accepted benefit. For some companies working in less densely populated areas, the need may not feel as urgent. For companies considering the use of side guards, some of the pushback is that the specifications are not clear or standardized. Using the wrong materials can impact the weight of a collection truck, and making the modifications to an entire fleet can prove costly.

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The Action Environmental Group, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Miele Sanitation

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The Action Environmental Group, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Miele Sanitation

Teaneck, NJ June 12, 2018 – The Action Environmental Group, provider of non-hazardous waste management and recycling services for New York City, Northern New Jersey, Rockland and Orange County, New York; today announced the completion of its acquisition of Miele Sanitation, a Bergen County, New Jersey-based waste management company.

With this transaction, The Action Environmental Group, through its subsidiary Interstate Waste Services (IWS), has acquired operations and assets of the Closter, NJ based company. The acquired business assets include commercial waste and recycling collection, equipment, and vehicles.

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2018 NWRA Professional Development Series - New Jersey

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Action is proud to host the 2018 NWRA Professional Development Series for New Jersey. Director of Risk Management, Sal Mastrian, will host the free half-day event. The goal of this event is to improve safety standards and compliance across the waste industry. The event will take place on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Safety PDS are educational and capability building sessions, which were scheduled in regional locations to bring local industry companies together to build their capabilities in the areas of regulatory compliance, Safety Culture, use of technology, and Distracted Driving. The event topics and materials were developed in direct response to the Safety Committee, Small Hauler’s Roundtable discussions and reviews held throughout the year. These events, also, give our Supplier Members a chance to present in the area of their subject matter expertise.

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We Honor Two of Our Own at the CEO Gala

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We Honor Two of Our Own at the Center for Employment Opportunities Gala

Action has worked closely with the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) for many years. CEO is dedicated to providing immediate, effective and comprehensive employment services to men and women with recent criminal convictions. Their highly structured and tightly supervised programs help participants regain the skills and confidence needed for successful transitions into the working environment.

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BronxTimes: Action Carting employee wins ‘second chance’ award

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A carting company employee who received a second chance just was selected to take home a prestigious award.

Luis Lopez, who was recently promoted to route supervisor at Action Carting’s Hunts Point hub, will be awarded an outstanding achievement award at a Center for Employment Opportunities gala in Manhattan’s financial district on Tuesday, May 3.

Lopez, who served time in prison, got his break through a CEO program that matches prospective employees who were recently incarcerated with employers like Action Carting who are willing to provide ‘second chance’ opportunities.

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The 2018 CEO Report Tri-State Corporate Culture Award

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The 2018 CEO Report Tri-State Corporate Culture Award

On January 24th, we were proud to take home the 2018 CEO Report Tristate Corporate Culture Award! This now makes it the second year in a row that we have won, this notable award. To qualify for this, we answered some essay questions that allowed us to tell our story as an industry as well as what makes our culture unique.

Find out more about the awards here!

 

 

The Action Environmental Group, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Mid Bronx Haulage Corp

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The Action Environmental Group, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Mid Bronx Haulage Corp

Teaneck, NJ January 9, 2018 – The Action Environmental Group, provider of non-hazardous waste management and recycling services for New York City, Northern New Jersey, Rockland and Orange County, New York, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Mid Bronx Haulage Corp, a Bronx, NY based waste management company.

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Action Named A Top Workplace

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We Were Named A Top  Workplace in North Jersey!

We were named one of the winners of the 2017 North Jersey Top Workplaces by North Jersey Media Group.

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