$1.24M garbage strike settlement credited back to customers

$1.24M garbage strike settlement credited back to customers

Credit: KING / Courtesy Dale Gluck

"This was taken midday today on 120th Ave. NE in Kirkland. A green Waste Management truck was seen driving past this location," writes Dale Gluck.

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 25 at 9:35 AM

Seattle and Waste Management have agreed on a $1.24 million settlement over last month's garbage strike, which will be credited back to customers.

A $10 credit will appear on customers' November-December utility or solid waste bills, the City of Seattle announced Tuesday.

The settlement comes after Teamsters Local 117 recycling and yard waste haulers went on strike against Waste Management for eight days. Garbage drivers honored the strike, also refusing to work until contract demands were met.

During the strike, Seattle officials threatened to fine Waste Management $1 million for each day of missed work.

Teamsters Local 117 voted 109 to 14 to approve their new six-year contract, which included higher salaries, ending the strike on August 2.

Some customers still didn't see garbage service for several more days, depending on pick up dates and locations.

 

 

 

 

 

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