More than three dozen drivers and other employees at a waste management company in McDonough have begun a labor strike. Employees of Republic Services began the strike on Monday, citing what they call unfair labor practices.
Some public school workers employed by private companies say, they got a nasty surprise a few weeks ago. State labor officials last year proposed eliminating a policy that allowed such workers to collect jobless benefits over the summer. The workers say, they didn't find out about the change until recently. Union officials say, the workers now face months without income.