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WI Garbage Workers' Strike Continues

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Some communities in Southeastern Wisconsin are reportedly seeing garbage pile up. That’s as a nearly month-long garbage truck drivers’ strike continues.

The drivers’ employer, Waste Management, says it’s looking to hire permanent replacement workers now. About 240 members of the Teamsters Local 200 have been off the job since August 26, over compensation issues in the latest contract.

The union on Sunday rejected the latest offer from Waste Management. Union officials say the offer was identical to one the members rejected two days earlier. But in a written statement, Waste Management says that was the company’s “last, best and final contract offer.” The company serves thousands of business and residential customers in the region, including those in Kenosha, Milwaukee and Racine.

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