Teamsters 174 Vote To Strike; Garbage Haulers May Stop Work Thursday
Our news partners at The Seattle Times are reporting that members of Teamsters Local 174 voted Sunday (march 28) to authorize a strike once their contract runs out this coming Wednesday at midnight.
A strike would mean that garbage haulers in Burien would not pick up trash once a strike went into effect, which could be as early as Wednesday, March 31st at midnight.
So if your garbage gets picked up anytime after that…it might not get picked up.
Here’s an excerpt from The Times:
The authorization means a strike could be called as soon as midnight on Wednesday, when contracts covering garbage haulers for more than 1 million local homes and businesses expire.
“We do not believe a strike would be good for the Local or members of the community,” said Michael Gonzales, spokesman for Teamsters Local 174, which represents more than 450 garbage haulers for Waste Management and an additional 100 or so for Allied Waste.
Read the full story here.