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Trash Strike Enters Third Day, Affecting Montgomery And Howard Counties

For the third consecutive day there is a trash strike in parts of Montgomery and Howard counties.

Many, but not all, workers for Unity Disposal and Recycling have been on-strike since Tuesday. They allege the company fired one of their co-workers who spoke up during a meeting last Friday that they claim was held to intimidate them because they wanted to unionize.

Yesterday workers for a different trash pick-up company, Potomac Disposal, went on strike for the second time in two months. They're protesting a contract offer from Potomac they claim does not offer affordable health coverage.

Both sets of workers also claim the companies have threatened their immigration status to get them to comply, which was the reason the Potomac Disposal workers went off the job last month.

The work stoppages will affect mostly customers in Montgomery County, but Unity Disposal and Recycling also has routes in Howard County where trash will not be picked up.


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