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Tue., 8:41am: Public transit strike looms

May 21, 2013

LISBON - The Community Action Agency took action Monday to prepare for a strike by Community Action Rural Transit System workers, the county's public transportation service....

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insider

May-21-13 9:42 AM

"Replacement workers? The union never told us about replacement workers! They said there was no downside in going on strike. Nothing could go worng."

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brasco

May-21-13 10:20 AM

Wow, that's all a driver makes is $10-$11 an hour..that's a joke..they can't afford that???

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jonathon

May-21-13 8:38 PM

What do some of you believe these drivers should make, would 20 or 25 dollars an hour sound fairer? These drivers primarily ONLY drive elderly folks to doctors appts. etc. Lets say the drivers are making a flat 10.00 dollars an hour and they strike for a 50 cent raise, now lets say they remain on strike for 2 weeks and then go back to work. The workers have lost $800.00 in gross wages and now will gain $20.00 extra per week with their 50cent raise. Now tha

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jonathon

May-21-13 8:45 PM

Sorry, anyway that extra 50cent per hour will give them the 20.00 extra per week now it will only take them FORTY WEEKS to recoup what they lost by going on strike, yep a real smart union tactic, good advice to your brothers and sisters you union chiefs.

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brasco

May-30-13 11:56 AM

They should be making $20 an hour at a minimum.

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