Garbage strike looms, but Eastlake will be spared

Our local news partner, the Seattle Times, is reporting that unionized garbage haulers in King County may go on strike as soon as Thursday, but Eastlake won’t be affected.

Union members from Teamsters Local 174 have given their lead negotiators the authorization to call the strike if they can’t reach a deal by Thursday. Those drivers work for Waste Management and cover about half of the homes in Seattle.

Fortunately, garbage in Eastlake and Capitol Hill is collected by CleanScapes (see map). So it looks like we’ll be spared a strike if it happens.

Read more of the Seattle Times’ story here.