ATU President Hanley blamed Mayor Michael Bloomberg for creating chaos, by removing long-held employee protections for the reason school bus drivers rejected a contract. After the vote the company Atlantic Express said it will go out of business.
In Vancouver there is an assault on a driver once every three days. To date, this year there have been 124 assaults including incidents of verbal threats and spitting. That number has already exceed the total number of assaults of 116 in 2012.
Amid stories of big Utah Transit Authority executive salaries and bonuses, most rank-and-file UTA employees had not had a raise for two years while the agency and its labor union negotiated a new collective-bargaining agreement. The wait is now over.
The economic inequality highlighted in “The Hunger Games’” fictional world of Panem (where the Capitol owns everything and the districts have zilch) might seem like just a plot device in a dystopian tale, but it’s truer than you think.