According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the No. 1 cause of these crashes is driver fatigue.
Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 107 voted 86 per cent in favour of ratifying the deal, reached at the deadline to avoid a strike last week, despite concessions in benefits and term length.
WorkWeek talks with ATU International President Larry Hanley about the attack on Chicago ATU transit worker political rights by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the growing attack on public workers and the affect of the TPP on US labors and workers.
The city says it wants to hire more than 100 bus drivers as part of its efforts to improve Detroit Department of Transportation service.
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