Deal reached between Waste Management and striking drivers

Striking Waste Management drivers have reached a tentative deal with the company.

WM and Teamsters 117 announced the agreement Wednesday night. The union will recommend that its membership approve the 6-year contract. The vote is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday.

Garbage haulers 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. See for more information.

“We are extremely pleased that we reached an agreement on a new contract that delivers a solid compensation package to our hardworking and professional drivers”, said Robin Freedman, spokesperson for Waste Management.

For its part, the union’s Tracey Thompson said, “teamster drivers work hard and deserve fair compensation for the important work that they perform. We are pleased to have negotiated a contract that recognizes the professionalism of our members.”

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