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UPDATE: Garbage Strike Averted For Now

UPDATE: Garbage Strike Averted For Now

UPDATE 4/1/10: Our news partners at The Seattle Times update us that a 1am agreement Thursday morning has averted a garbage strike, at least for now. Here’s what The Times said: Jackie Lang, the... [Read more]

Strike Against Waste Management Will Affect Monday Garbage Pickup

Strike Against Waste Management Will Affect Monday Garbage Pickup

Due to a strike by Teamsters Local 117 that began last Wednesday (July 25), Waste Management has been unable to provide regularly scheduled garbage/recycling/yard waste service – so please note that... [Read more]

Teamsters Strike May Affect Garbage, Recycling Collection in Burien Area

Teamsters Strike May Affect Garbage, Recycling Collection in Burien Area

A work stoppage by members of Teamsters Local 117 against Waste Management on Wednesday morning (July 25) may affect garbage, recycling and yard waste pickup in Burien. “Due to a work stoppage this... [Read more]

Waste Management Garbage Haulers Finally Decide To Strike

Waste Management Garbage Haulers Finally Decide To Strike

Wednesday morning (April 21) at 10:30am, garbage hauling members of Teamsters #174 decided to finally haul out their pickets and strike against Waste Management. The strike affects trash and yard waste... [Read more]

Teamsters 174 Vote To Strike; Garbage Haulers May Stop Work Thursday

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... [Read more]

REPORT: Burien Garbage Haulers May Go On Strike Next Week

REPORT: Burien Garbage Haulers May Go On Strike Next Week

According to our news partners at The Seattle Times, garbage, recycling and yard-waste haulers for more than one million homes and businesses in King and Snohomish counties, including Burien, are threatening... [Read more]

Waste Management to Pick Up Wednesday Garbage/Yard Waste Friday

Waste Management to Pick Up Wednesday Garbage/Yard Waste Friday

Waste Management announced Thursday (Aug. 2) that it will be picking up Burien Wednesday customers’ garbage and yard waste on Friday this week. (yes, we know that sentence doesn’t really make... [Read more]

Garbage Haulers Throw Out Picket Signs, Return To Work Friday

Garbage Haulers Throw Out Picket Signs, Return To Work Friday

Striking garbage workers decided Thursday to throw out their picket signs (at least for now) and return to their jobs as early as Friday morning, but since Burien’s trash pickup days are Mondays... [Read more]

Hundreds Rally At Teamsters Hall In Tukwila In Support Of Garbage Haulers

Hundreds Rally At Teamsters Hall In Tukwila In Support Of Garbage Haulers

[DISCLOSURE: Scott Schaefer, the Publisher/Editor of The B-Town Blog, is an active member of the Directors Guild of America, a film/video workers union based in Los Angeles, CA.] On Sunday, April 11th,... [Read more]

City of Burien issues statement in response to ‘Rally Against Crime’ protest

City of Burien issues statement in response to ‘Rally Against Crime’ protest

The City of Burien on Thursday (March 9) issued a statement in response to the ‘Rally Against Crime’ held outside and at the City Council meeting on Monday night, March 6. In the statement... [Read more]

TRASH TALK: For Tuesday Residential Customers, there will be NO Pick Up

TRASH TALK: For Tuesday Residential Customers, there will be NO Pick Up

Due to a strike by Teamsters Local 117, Waste Management will NOT be picking up garbage, recycling or yard waste for Burien residential customers on Tuesday, July 31. There was no local residential service... [Read more]