SF Chronicle: Take Out the Trash, Judge Tells Waste Firm

July 18, 2007: A judge ordered Waste Management garbage haulers on Tuesday to collect all the trash in the East Bay as irate customers vowed not to pay bills for pickups that haven't happened.

In the midst of a 16-day labor dispute in which nearly 500 union drivers have been locked out of their jobs, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Richard Keller ordered the company to abide by its contract with the City of Oakland.

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