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Teamsters vote to end Seattlearea waste strike

first_imgSEATTLE — Teamsters who drive yard waste and recycling trucks for Waste Management in the Seattle-Everett area of Washington have voted to accept a new contract. Today’s vote ends a strike that disrupted garbage pickups for more than a week.The agreement likely means more than 200,000 customers can expect the return of regular service to dump garbage, yard waste and recycling bins that have been drawing flies since a strike began July 25.The company is telling residential and commercial customers to put out their bins if today is their regular collection day.Waste Management had provided limited service with out-of-state drivers and was planning to hire permanent replacements. The company faced fines of $1.25 million a day from the city of Seattle for missed pickups.last_img read more