Violence Still on Teamsters Checklist

Let me get this straight.

After “. . . convincing only six of 100 Russell workers to picket with them and gaining 12 votes in favor of unionization,” over “. . . 30 members of Teamsters Local 25 padlocked the entrance of Russel[l] Disposal and parked a large tractor trailer in front of the business to block access to the waste businesses’ yard.”

And then, according to witnesses and as reported by the Somerville (MA) News, “. . . the union attempted to intimidate everyone in sight, including police and media, with curse-laden threats. A fracas erupted between Teamsters, police and Russell employees.”

So much for union democracy.