"We've got bad news” for Fairfax County Supervisors hoping to dodge a dispute by Fairfax Connector bus drivers and mechanics, says ATU Local 1764 trustee Sesil Rubain. “Our members aren't afraid of the cold.” Local 1764, which represents more than 500 Fairfax Connector bus drivers and mechanics, plans to hold a mass rally and march this Sunday, as they enter their third week without a collective bargaining agreement with county contractor MV Transportation. Employees say that MV Transportation has refused to return compensation that workers forfeited to help create a retirement plan that never materialized. The union also charges that MV similarly duped county taxpayers out of funds, as Fairfax County budgeted for the cost of creating the non-existent plan when it renewed MV's revenue contract. The drivers also plan “to go into every district, every bus stop and rail station in the county and let the public know what's happening," Rubain added.
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