Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Possible Disruptions to City of San Mateo Garbage Collection Services

Dear Neighbors, 
Please see the letter below received by the City of San Mateo from Kevin Finn, the President of Republic Services (formerly Allied Waste), who picks up garbage in the City of San Mateo.  

I will post more information as it becomes available.  


Please see the attached correspondence regarding the estimated 48-hour work stoppage by Teamsters, Local 350, as a result of on going contract discussions with employees at the Ox Mountain Landfill. Republic Services is continuing to bargain in good faith attempting to meet Teamsters Local 350 and its demands within a sensible and workable framework.

Meanwhile, we are working to minimize service interruptions to our customers. We have made some staffing adjustments and brought in employees from other local regions.

Currently, we anticipate the work stoppage to be 48 hours in duration. Consequently we are rescheduling the pickup days as follows:

  • Customers who are scheduled for a Wednesday pickup will be serviced on Friday.
  • Customers who are scheduled for a Thursday pickup will be serviced on Saturday.
  • Customers who are scheduled for a Friday pickup will be serviced on Sunday.
We apologize for the challenges this is causing. We look forward to resolving this dispute in a manner which respects the rights of all parties, but as a responsible employer must take steps which guarantees employees’ ability to retire with a full pension. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Kevin Finn
Area President, Republic Services

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