About 100 sanitation workers that are members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters are on strike against Waste Management in New York City and Washington, D.C.

The strike results from contentious efforts between Teamsters refuse truck drivers and helpers at Local 813 in New York and Local 639 in Washington, D.C., to come to terms over take-home pay, employer-paid retirement benefits, and health care coverage.

The Teamsters, which represents 31,000 private sector sanitation workers, including 8,500 at Waste Management, said the strike follows informational picketing and leafleting efforts against the company in California, Washington, Colorado, and Maryland.