Support Workers at Potomac Disposal

The crew contracted to pick up trash in Montgomery County has been in contract negotiations for the last several months. Earlier this month, they received the company’s last, best offer, but it wasn’t remarkably different than the initial offer and didn’t include the affordable health insurance and fair wages that were top priority for the workers.

Read one of the worker’s stories and show your support here.

PDstrike_jacobMy name is Jacob Alvial, and I’m a garbage truck driver currently on strike at Potomac Disposal. Collecting trash is dangerous and demanding work, and my co-workers and I want the resources we need to take care of ourselves and our families.

We’ve gotten a lot of support and encouragement from the Montgomery County Council, our Maryland State Delegates, and residents like you. However, Potomac Disposal and Unity Disposal still won’t meet us halfway to sign contracts that include affordable health insurance and fair wages.

Potomac Disposal even said they don’t have to compromise with us because they aren’t feeling any pressure from our strike.

So now, we need to show them that YOU, their customers, do care how they treat their workers.

These companies work for you, and are required to staff customer service lines. Please call them and tell them that their employees deserve affordable health insurance and fair wages.

Potomac Disposal: 301-294-9700

Unity Disposal and Recycling: 301-490-8604 or 301-990-2049

Then, sign the petition at to let us know you called.

We can’t trust these companies to count your calls accurately. Signing on will make sure we can tell Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett exactly how many residents support us.


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