On February 9, 2018, Jeremy Gordon, 42, a 24-year driver at Recology in San Francsico and member of Teamsters Local 350, died in a collision while delivering a garbage compactor to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.
“The Teamsters wish to pass along our sincere condolences to Jeremy’s family, friends and co-workers who we know are trying to make sense of this loss right now,” said Teamsters Solid Waste & Recycling Division Director Ron Herrera.
“While Jeremy’s death was an accident, waste workers face life threatening situations every single day. Waste corporations regularly push drivers to work 10 to 14 hour shifts, often using dangerous, poorly-maintained equipment and vehicles. Rather than hire additional drivers or trucks, these businesses endanger human lives. This race to the bottom must end, or else Jeremy will not be the last good person we lose to this very dangerous industry.”