Trash Talks Make Progress

July 17, 2007:San Francisco Chronicle: East Bay garbage company officials and union leaders met Monday with Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums declaring progress toward ending a 2-week-old garbage driver lockout that has resulted in piles of accumulated garbage.

Meanwhile, an Alameda County Superior Court judge postponed a hearing Monday on whether to compel Waste Management Inc. of Alameda County to end the company's lockout on the grounds that it is a threat to public health and a violation of its contract with the city of Oakland.

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