The Shreveport City Council heard testimony from key players in the recent Sanitation Worker protest at today’s administrative meeting.
Stan Harris, Director of Public Works spoke on behalf of Public Works and Solid Waste.
Council member Rose Wilson-McCulloch told the council she would like to see more transparency while informing workers of their union rights and benefits.
Sheila Johnson, President of the Shreveport City Workers Union Local 1325, told the council local workers across the board would like a 6% pay increase along with new trucks for solid waste.
"You may see one [of the trucks] on the side of the road and the guys you know, just standing in the heat and hot sun waiting for either another one to come in and help with the route," said Johnson " The long works hours is another of their concerns. From my understanding they work from 6:45 am until 7:30, 8 o'clock at night."
Joe Shyne, City council Chairman, asked the union representation, Public Works, and the city to come up with solid numbers, facts, and a plan to implement any new policies they would like.
They will bring these fact sheets to tomorrow’s city council meeting to present to the council.
The City Council meeting is a 3 pm in the Government Chambers at Government Plaza, 505 Travis Street.