From the Waste Management website this evening:
Waste Management and Teamsters Local 117 have reached a tentative agreement on a new 6-year contract. Teamster leadership and the bargaining committee will fully recommend that members approve the new contract at the ratification vote scheduled for 9:00am on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at the Union Hall in Tukwila.
- Garbage drivers will return to work in the morning and begin servicing their regular Thursday collection routes.
- However, due to the timing of the ratification vote, recycling and yard waste collection will be limited.
All Thursday RESIDENTIAL customers in King, Snohomish, and Skagit counties:
Please place all of your regularly scheduled carts out for collection. We appreciate your understanding as we work to restore service to our communities.
All Thursday COMMERCIAL customers in King, Snohomish, and Skagit counties:
Please set out and/or unlock your containers as you normally would on a service day. We appreciate your understanding as we work to restore service to our communities.
To all of our customers, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this labor disruption has caused. Thank you for your continue patience.