Waste Management has notified Teamsters Local 117 that it has extended its deadline to June 17 for members of the union to vote on the company’s “last, best and final contract offer.”
The offer preserves a $2,000 ratification bonus to recycling and yard waste truck drivers if the contract is accepted, the company said in a news release.
In May, union members voted to authorize a strike if a new contract could not be negotiated. The Kirkland recycling and yard waste drivers’ collective bargaining agreement with Waste Management expired on May 31.
Waste Management’s regional administrative offices , and the company provides service to Sammamish and Issaquah, though Issaquah is changing its waste contractor to Cleanscapes as of July 2012, after a competitive bid process.
There have been no disruptions in service so far. For the latest information regarding collection and to see the full news release, click here.