April 25, 1997 |
The first garbage strike in 57 years left residents peering into full trash containers Thursday as garbage company managers scrambled to empty hospital, hotel and other commercial bins. "I'm not bummed yet, but check with me in a week. I might be bitter then," said Tom Kearney, who lives in the city's Sunset district. More than 500 garbage collectors stayed home or picketed after rejecting an offer from Norcal Waste Systems, which operates Sunset Scavenger Co.