11/5/07

Another East Bay garbage strike looms

Another East Bay garbage strike could be on the horizon. Representatives from Waste Management and the machinists union will meet again, today, in Oakland, CA to try to work it out.

Back in July, drivers for Waste Management found themselves locked out in a contract dispute. Trash piled up for four smelly weeks.

And now the machinists - who maintain the trucks - say they're close to striking, too. The truck drivers say they'll honor the picket line, because the machinists stood by them back in July.

If today's talks fail trash could start piling up as early as tomorrow morning. Pay and health insurance premiums are the main issues.

(abclocal.go.com)

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