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August 21, 1986

All but nine of Houston's 132 garbage trucks collected trash under police escort to prevent violence threatened by workers participating in a wildcat strike. City Council members asked Mayor Kathy Whitmire to rescind the firings of about 150 garbage workers after about 360 workers, including those fired, remained off the job for a third day to protest pay cuts, layoffs and increased workloads.

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