Drivers for the county's largest trash disposal company are set to vote tonight on their first labor contract. About 100 drivers for E.J. Harrison & Sons, based in Ventura, would be covered by the three-year pact.
Martel Fraser of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1036 said the agreement provides protection for older workers as the company increases the amount of garbage collected per shift and creates a procedure to adjust the added workload.
Daily pay of $150 and overtime rules are unchanged for drivers, but the company plans to reduce employee contributions toward medical coverage, Fraser said.