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    Default 700 Seattle area Teamsters Strike Against Waste Management

    Garbage workers in King, Snohomish counties on strike | KING5.com | Seattle Area Local News
    SEATTLE - Seattle-area garbage workers represented by Teamsters Union Local 174 have gone on strike against Waste Management.

    Union spokesman Michael Gonzales said pickets went up at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Waste Management facilities.

    He said the union decided to call the strike because the company refused to bargain.

    In a press release Wednesday, the union said The National Labor Relations Board is investigating several labor law violations committed by Waste Management.

    "We are taking a measured action to persuade Waste Management to correct its illegal acts and to minimize the impact on the public," said Local 174 Secretary-Treasurer, Rick Hicks.

    The strike was threatened when the contract expired at the end of March. The company made its "best, last, final" offer April 1, but workers stayed on the job expecting negotiations to continue.

    The strike affects trash pickup for about 1 million people in King and Snohomish counties.
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    Default Re: 700 Seattle area Teamsters Strike Against Waste Management

    Quote Originally Posted by slavenomore View Post
    Garbage workers in King, Snohomish counties on strike | KING5.com | Seattle Area Local News
    SEATTLE - Seattle-area garbage workers represented by Teamsters Union Local 174 have gone on strike against Waste Management.

    Union spokesman Michael Gonzales said pickets went up at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Waste Management facilities.

    He said the union decided to call the strike because the company refused to bargain.

    In a press release Wednesday, the union said The National Labor Relations Board is investigating several labor law violations committed by Waste Management.

    "We are taking a measured action to persuade Waste Management to correct its illegal acts and to minimize the impact on the public," said Local 174 Secretary-Treasurer, Rick Hicks.

    The strike was threatened when the contract expired at the end of March. The company made its "best, last, final" offer April 1, but workers stayed on the job expecting negotiations to continue.

    The strike affects trash pickup for about 1 million people in King and Snohomish counties.
    Funny, they were featured on the show where the boss had to do their job. What a bunch of hoowey. He cares so much about his workers but won't settle a contract.

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    Default Re: 700 Seattle area Teamsters Strike Against Waste Management

    Undercover Boss, all smoke and mirrors.

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    Default Re: 700 Seattle area Teamsters Strike Against Waste Management

    Up here you hear the Company management all over the radio talking about the economics of things, trying to get the public to listen to that and not what the strike is about. Then Michael comes on to the radio and explains how the company came to them the day after the contract ends and drops several different changes and says they will not bargain with the union, about these changes, take it or leave it.

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    Default Re: 700 Seattle area Teamsters Strike Against Waste Management

    The strike is over as of 12 midnight tonight.

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    Default Re: 700 Seattle area Teamsters Strike Against Waste Management

    What was the resolution?

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    Default Re: 700 Seattle area Teamsters Strike Against Waste Management

    Quote Originally Posted by dc428 View Post
    What was the resolution?


    http://teamstersonline.com/forums/so...tml#post115352

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    Default Re: 700 Seattle area Teamsters Strike Against Waste Management

    Local News | Trash haulers, Waste Management reach tentative 5-year agreement | Seattle Times Newspaper

    An agreement has been reached. They will vote this weekend on the new five year contract.

 

 

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