N.J. County Caught In Middle of Waste Management, Union Labor Battle

Date: January 13, 2005

Source: News Room

Burlington County, N.J. landfill officials have found themselves in the middle of a labor dispute between Waste Management (www.wm.com) and Teamsters Union Local 701 (www.teamster.org). The dispute has cut into the county's landfill revenues, and has cost the county up to $200,000 in the last two weeks. Burlington has already been operating the facility at a loss. The union is seeking wage increases, but has rejected management's offer of a 3 percent increase, arguing that health care costs have risen by 7 percent.

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