April 6, 2010: Garbage company Waste Management said Tuesday night that the union representing garbage haulers in King and Snohomish counties has broken off contract talks. A spokesman for Teamsters Local 174 says the company is refusing to bargain.
Teamsters spokesman Michael Gonzales says the roughly 400 garbage haulers will be on the job as usual Wednesday. Beyond that, he says "we're weighing all of our options." The company says it has replacement drivers on standby in the event of a strike.
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