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Striking Waste Management Teamsters Brace for Showdown Over Replacements


Striking Waste Management truck drivers are bracing for a high-pressure face-off as their employer brings in more non-union replacements to pick up trash.

Caught in the middle of it all are the customers, who are starting to complain about their garbage piling up.

Meanwhile, at Teamsters union headquarters in Tukwila on Sunday, striking workers were making new batches of signs to hand out on the picket lines.

Waste Management Recycle on Strike in Seattle


Recycling and yard waste drivers for Waste Management went on strike Wednesday morning, accusing the company of bargaining in bad faith during ongoing contract negotiations.

Picket lines went up at 10 a.m. as drivers in King and Snohomish counties went on strike. The action by Teamsters Local 117 is expected to disrupt services to area residents; the extent of that disruption was not immediately clear.

Waste Management workers prepare for possible strike

Komo News

SEATTLE - Some of the crews who haul away garbage in the Puget Sound region can't reach a labor contract agreement with their employer, Waste Management - and now they're threatening to strike soon, claiming they fear a lock-out.

The Teamsters union got them fired up and sent them out Saturday to take their message to the streets.

Two of those who went out to put up signs and talk to residents were Darwin Hetherington and George Turner, who have known each other a long time.

Waste Management May Lock Out Seattle Teamsters

Teamsters Local 117

With the labor agreement between Waste Management and Teamsters Local 117 expired as of May 31, Waste Management appears to be preparing to lockout its 150 recycle and yard waste drivers, a move that would severely disrupt service to hundreds of thousands of residential customers and businesses throughout our region.

Seattle Waste Management Teamsters May Strike


Contract negotiations between Waste Management and the Teamsters union representing about 150 recycle truck drivers broke down Thursday, increasing the possibility of a strike or lockout that could affect pickups starting next week.

Waste Workers at Allied/Republic Vote to Join Teamsters

The Sacramento Bee

Sanitation workers at Allied Waste in Fall River, Mass. voted this morning to join Teamsters Local 251 in East Providence, RI. The 113 employees in the bargaining unit work as commercial drivers, residential drivers, and shakers.

Republic Sanitation Teamsters Spread Strike


March 30, 2012: Thursday, 250 Teamsters in Seattle went on strike against Republic Services, the second-largest waste disposal company in the United States.


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