Garbage strike still possible as Waste Management delivers its final offer

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Thursday night Waste Management delivered its final contract offer to 350 trash haulers that serve King and Snohomish counties, including Lynnwood east of Highway 99.

The offer includes a wage increase of $1 per hour in the first year, up from the current $26.29 per hour. It also includes a contribution of over $15,000 per year to each employee’s pension fund with no employee contribution required and a one-time bonus of $1,000 per employee if the contract is approved on April 3.

“This provides our hard working employees with a very generous compensation package” said Jackie Lang, spokesperson for Waste Management. “We know this because we have received more than 1,500 job applications in the last three days.”

A spokesperson for Teamsters Local 174 says the union is still analyzing the offer. Allied Waste, which also serves Lynnwood, reached a tentative deal with its drivers earlier this week.

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