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City, Waste Management Reach Tentative Settlement Agreement Following Driver Strike

The waste collection company has agreed to give residents a $10 credit for service stoppage during a worker strike in July.

City of Redmond residents will likely soon find a $10 credit on their Waste Management bills to compensate for a weeklong driver strike that left many neighborhoods without waste collection for several days this July.

Jerallyn Roetemeyer, an engineering supervisor with the city's public works department, said the tentative agreement between the city and the company is consistent with negotiations that have been made in other jurisdictions and is comparable to the reimbursement amount that residents asked for.

"I really want to thank Waste Management for their willingness to respond to the public's request," Roetemeyer said at Tuesday's city council meeting.

Redmond's agreement calls for a $10 credit for single-family residential customers and a $50 credit for commercial or multi-family residential customers. 

The Redmond City Council is expected to approve the agreement at its Nov. 6 meeting, and customers could see the credit on their bills as soon as November, Roetemeyer said.

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