Wednesday, November 04, 2009
And judging by that same twitter feed, most people are not standing in solidarity with the workers. The announced-late-at-night 3 AM strike was a dick move, I admit, but otherwise a big problem is that in these situations there often isn't much solid information about just what are the real issues for the union. News stories focus on wages, and while everyone thinks 50 grand (with some seniority) is a lot for a bus driver, not many of those people are applying for those awesome bus driver jobs. This article provides a bit more of the union's perspective. Aside from wages and health care, concerns about pension underfunding and other issues exist.
by Atrios at 14:53