Faced with increasing problems from garbage piling up in Seattle due to a week-old truck...

|By:, SA News Editor

Faced with increasing problems from garbage piling up in Seattle due to a week-old truck drivers' strike, plus the looming threat of fines, Waste Management (WM -0.2%) has decided to play hardball and begin hiring permanent replacement drivers, as well as temporarily expand its collection efforts to clean up the mess. Union workers walked off the job on July 25 and still haven't talked. The strike has affected hundreds of thousands of residents in the Puget Sound region of Washington.