106.7 The Fan All News 99.1 WNEW CBS Sports Radio 1580

Workers at 2 Montgomery County Trash Haulers Go on Strike

View Comments
Trash pick-up workers from Potomac Disposal and Unity Disposal and Recycling who are on strike are said to service about 100,000 customers in Montgomery County. (Photo by Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Trash pick-up workers from Potomac Disposal and Unity Disposal and Recycling who are on strike are said to service about 100,000 customers in Montgomery County. (Photo by Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Latest News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

ROCKVILLE, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Workers with two of the three contract trash haulers in Montgomery County are going on strike.

About 70 workers from Unity Disposal and Recycling in Laurel walked off the job Tuesday, and the strike was continuing Wednesday. About 50 workers from Potomac Disposal of Gaithersburg have also gone on strike. Potomac workers also struck for three days last month, claiming that the company was making immigration enforcement threats.

The companies pick up trash and recycling at about 20,000 homes a day in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Wheaton and Silver Spring. Unity also hauls trash in parts of Howard County. But county officials say residents should be largely unaffected by the strikes.

Managers at Unity and Potomac did not immediately respond to requests for comment Wednesday morning.

WNEW’s Kevin Patrick contributed to this report. Follow Kevin on Twitter.

(TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,556 other followers