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110 Degrees in the Truck: Sanitation Workers Deserve Better

110 Degrees in the Truck: Sanitation Workers Deserve Better 1061397 NLFXXX10.1177/10957960211061397New Labor ForumPottenger research-article2021 Working-Class Voices New Labor Forum 2022, Vol. 31(1) 80 –84 110 Degrees in the Truck: Copyright © 2021, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: Sanitation Workers sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/10957960211061397 DOI: 10.1177/10957960211061397 Deserve Better journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Kressent Pottenger Keywords industry, green economy, labor, living wage, social welfare, working class Editor’s Note For this article, New Labor Forum’s “Working-Class Voices” columnist Kressent Pottenger inter- viewed Terrill Haigler, a former sanitation worker in the Philadelphia Streets Department, and a current advocate and grassroots organizer to improve conditions for sanitation workers in the city of Philadelphia. Through social media @_yafavtrashman, he has organized community cleanups, get out the vote efforts, and engaged local citizens in improving conditions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I became a sanitation worker for the City of they pick ’em up or bring you water. Then you Philadelphia Streets Department and, simulta- have the supervisors who stay at the yard. They neously, a member of AFSCME [American direct the crew chiefs on what to do, and they Federation of State, County and Municipal communicate with the higher-ups downtown. Employees] Local 427 in 2019. I actually Before I started, I had about http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

110 Degrees in the Truck: Sanitation Workers Deserve Better

New Labor Forum , Volume 31 (1): 5 – Jan 1, 2022

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1061397 NLFXXX10.1177/10957960211061397New Labor ForumPottenger research-article2021 Working-Class Voices New Labor Forum 2022, Vol. 31(1) 80 –84 110 Degrees in the Truck: Copyright © 2021, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: Sanitation Workers sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/10957960211061397 DOI: 10.1177/10957960211061397 Deserve Better journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Kressent Pottenger Keywords industry, green economy, labor, living wage, social welfare, working class Editor’s Note For this article, New Labor Forum’s “Working-Class Voices” columnist Kressent Pottenger inter- viewed Terrill Haigler, a former sanitation worker in the Philadelphia Streets Department, and a current advocate and grassroots organizer to improve conditions for sanitation workers in the city of Philadelphia. Through social media @_yafavtrashman, he has organized community cleanups, get out the vote efforts, and engaged local citizens in improving conditions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I became a sanitation worker for the City of they pick ’em up or bring you water. Then you Philadelphia Streets Department and, simulta- have the supervisors who stay at the yard. They neously, a member of AFSCME [American direct the crew chiefs on what to do, and they Federation of State, County and Municipal communicate with the higher-ups downtown. Employees] Local 427 in 2019. I actually Before I started, I had about

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