After a daylong negotiation, the union representing about 450 bus drivers for Seattle Public Schools has reached a fully recommended tentative settlement with First Student, a private contractor that provides busing for the district. The agreement means that bus service will continue uninterrupted. Details of the agreement won’t be released until the full membership can set…More
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In an effort to prevent trash from piling up in Seattle neighborhoods while the Teamsters and Waste Management work out their labor issues, the city will allow residents to dispose of up to six bags per trip of garbage at transfer stations operated by Seattle Public Utilities until the strike ends. There will be no charge for the…More
Trash collection came to a halt in much of King and Snohomish counties today as garbage-truck drivers refused to cross picket lines set up by striking drivers of recycling and yard-waste trucks. The strike, which appears likely to affect pickups on Thursday as well, is affecting about 220,000 households in Seattle, Redmond, Mountlake Terrace and 11…More