Although the new CARES Act provides $25 billion in funding to keep bus service running and transit workers paid, ATU 1764’s John Ertl reports that the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors claims they are ineligible for funding under the law, causing Local 1764 members to be laid off at Loudoun County Transit. “They said they don’t want to have to bother to front the money and be reimbursed later,” says Ertl. “We are dedicated public servants and we deserve to get paid during this crisis!”
Local 1764 is urging calls to Loudoun Supervisors to accept the funding; click here for names and contact info.
NOTE: This post has been updated from Union City to reflect claims by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors that they are ineligible for funding (the original post said they had refused the funding)