Allied Waste says it reaches tentative settlement with union

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The unions representing Allied Waste operators, garbage and recycling drivers in the Seattle area, reached a tentative agreement in advance of a contract expiration at midnight Wednesday, according to Republic Services, Inc., parent company of Allied Waste. Republic Services said in a statement that the company “pleased both local 174 and 117 have recognized Allied Waste bargained in good faith and our focused efforts have resulted in tentative agreements with both unions.

“Our employees make a valued contribution and significant difference to providing services to our customers.  Bringing our negotiations to a successful and mutually satisfactory conclusion allows Allied Waste to continue our focus of providing quality and uninterrupted service to our customers.”

The current contracts cover approximately 145 employees, Allied Waste said.

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