Waste Management, Teamsters reach agreement

Following two days of negotiations, Waste Management and Teamsters Local 174 announced that they have reached agreement on a new five-year contract Tuesday.

Union Leadership will fully recommend members to approve the new contract at the ratification vote scheduled for Sunday at the Union Hall in Tukwila.

“We are delighted to reach agreement on a new contract that delivers a solid compensation package to our hardworking and professional drivers. Our drivers provide first-class service to our customers each and every day,” said Jackie Lang, spokesperson for Waste Management. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement with the Teamsters that ensures uninterrupted service for our customers.”

“Teamster drivers work hard and deserve fair compensation for the important work that they perform,” said Rick Hicks, secretary treasurer for Teamster Local 174. “We are pleased to have negotiated a contract that recognizes the professionalism of our members.”

Waste Management employs more than 350 Local 174 Teamster drivers in King and Snohomish Counties. Waste Management picks up garbage in Federal Way, Auburn, Algona, Pacific and much of unincorporated south King County.

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