Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Seattle Unions fight volunteer cleanup

Cleanscape, a contract garbage hauler, offered to clean parks for free. Unions fight back.

Seattle Times

... The union points to a pattern of CleanScapes offering to donate to the city services such as snow removal and the deployment of speed-watch trailers, without public notice or bids.

Donating without a bidding process. Caught! Why don't the city unions volunteer?

But on the other hand the company is reported to have offered "donations" in exchange for extending a contract. Don't touch that!

In his proposal, Martin said he would donate the snowplow work if the city extended CleanScapes' trash-hauling contract for two years an extension worth about $80 million, according to Seattle Public Utilities, which contracts for city trash collection.

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