Union vote authorizes garbage strike in King and Snohomish counties

March 29, 2010: The union representing about 500 garbage truck drivers voted Sunday to authorize a strike against two major trash hauling companies that serve thousands of homes and businesses in King and Snohomish counties.

The near-unanimous vote by members of Teamsters Local 174 is the first step toward a possible strike, which could ultimately shut down garbage and recycling collection for whole sections of the Puget Sound region.

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