After nearly a month, no deal has been made between Republic Services and their workers

CHULA VISTA (KUSI) – Trash continues to pile up in Chula Vista and other parts of San Diego as a result of the Republic Sanitation workers strike.

The workers and Republic Services have still not come to terms on the deal, and it has been nearly a month. The strike started on December 17, 2021, when more than 200 Republic Sanitation workers walked off the job, demanding better pay, better equipment and overall better working conditions.

Fast forward to now, and the City of Chula Vista has declared a public health emergency.

A declaration is expected to be approved at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

KUSI’s Teresa Sardina reported live from Chula Vista where you can see the enormous piles of trash plaguing the neighborhood.

RELATED STORY: Chula Vista mayoral candidate Zaneta Encarnacion supports ongoing Republic Sanitation worker strike

Categories: California News, Health, Local San Diego News, Politics