Waste Management recycle truck drivers were on the street as usual Monday morning with no sign of a strike or lockout after failing to vote on the company’s over the weekend.
Contract between Waste Management and its recycling and yard waste truck drivers, members of Teamsters Local 117, with a deadline of Sunday set by the company for approval of its “last, best” offer.
In May, union members voted to authorize a strike if a new contract could not be negotiated. The recycling and yard waste drivers’ collective bargaining agreement with Waste Management expired on May 31. Members of the local met Saturdaybut did not vote on Waste Management’s proposed contract.
Teamsters Local 117 spokesman Paul Zilly said the drivers showed up for work Monday, and there was no sign of a lockout, so business went on as usual. The Waste Management website’s service delays page also was updated Monday morning and showed no disruption in service.
Waste Management’s regional administrative officesare based in Kirkland, and the company provides garbage, recycling and yard waste collection to Woodinville residents.