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For the second time this month, a labor dispute in another state has prompted sanitation workers to halt garbage pickup in Fremont and Union City.

Officials in both cities were notified Thursday morning by Allied Waste that the company wouldn't be making garbage or recycling pickups all day.

"Due to an unresolved labor issue in another part of the country, some of our local union employees exercised their right not to cross an extended picket line," said Jason Linde, spokesman for Republic Services, Allied Waste's parent company. "It is unfortunate that the Teamsters have chosen to disrupt service to Fremont and Union City customers to support an unresolved Teamster issue in another part of the country."

Allied Waste officials said they are asking residents to leave containers out and available for collection and they will service them as soon as possible.

"At this point in time, we also estimate that we should be able to provide service to customers whose normal pickup time has been delayed by the close of the weekend or at the latest the very early part of next week," Linde said.

Meanwhile, Union City officials released a statement saying all residential customers with Thursday and Friday pickups won't be served and should not set out their blue trash carts. Recycling and green waste will be picked up as usual over the next couple of days, officials said.

Certain commercial customers in Union City will be served, and the list of such customers will be made public as soon as the city receives it from Allied Waste. Commercial customers not on the list will not receive trash or recycling pickups, officials said, but will receive green and food waste pickups.

Commercial customers with Saturday pickups may also experience service disruptions, but city officials said they won't know for sure until Saturday morning.

Earlier this month, local Allied Waste employees also halted garbage services in support of striking workers at Carbon Limestone Landfill in Youngstown, Ohio. The landfill is owned by Republic Services.

Also joining that work stoppage were sanitation drivers in Fairfield and Daly City, landfill workers in Half Moon Bay, and transfer station employees in Pacifica.

For more information, visit http://alliedwasteac.com.