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first_img“We would request that they be patient,” Cole said. “We will get to them.” A strike would hit three trash yards in Carson, Compton and Sun Valley. In Los Angeles, it would affect only commercial accounts because residential customers are serviced by the city. At issue are wages and health benefits. A five-year contract with Local 396 expired Sept. 30. In negotiating a new five-year contract, the union has balked at caps on Waste Management’s contribution to employee health plans, especially as health costs rise in the later years of the contract. “Our concern and our members’ concern is that they may be faced with steep out-of-pocket medical costs in the final year of that agreement,” Phillips said. The union also believes that the wage package is not comparable with the packages offered to Waste Management employees in other areas. The Teamsters voted 247-115 to reject the company’s final offer Wednesday. Federal mediators have been involved trying to resolve the dispute, as has the office of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. But on Thursday night, no negotiations were taking place and the drivers were prepared to picket at 4 a.m. today. Phillips said the union was still willing to listen to any offers. Cole declined to speculate on the likelihood of a strike, and would say only that the company was preparing for all contingencies. If a strike occurs, Waste Management will give priority to hospitals, clinics, child care facilities and restaurants, where uncollected trash could lead to health hazards. [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SOUTH BAY: Mechanics and drivers reject offer, setting up probable walkout for hauler. By Gene Maddaus STAFF WRITER A labor dispute could disrupt trash collection today throughout much of the South Bay and Los Angeles. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.About 450 trash truck drivers and mechanics rejected a final contract offer from their employer, Waste Management, and were expected to go on strike. Those employees service about 225,000 residential customers and another 29,000 commercial accounts in Los Angeles, Carson, Manhattan Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates and elsewhere in the region. Waste Management also handles recycling in Long Beach. “It appears we will not be at work tomorrow,” Jay Phillips, president of Teamsters Local 396, said late Thursday. “It’s apparent we haven’t gotten an offer that’s acceptable to the members.” Barring a last-minute deal, Waste Management will have to bring in drivers from outside the area to work its routes today, spokeswoman Kit Cole said. Customers are likely to experience disruptions in service. last_img read more

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