Striking bus drivers returned to the picket line in Lorton, Virginia this morning after a short break to spend time with family over Thanksgiving. The strike by ATU Local 689 Metrobus workers employed by Transdev at WMATA's Cinder Bed Road garage is now in its second month and bus drivers (members of ATU 1764) for the Fairfax Connector – which is also contracted out to Transdev -- have begun preparations for a possible strike there as well, over many of the same issues. The National Labor Relations Board is currently investigating 32 separate allegations that Transdev violated federal labor law by failing to bargain in good faith with Local 1764. “This is about the lawlessness and complete disregard of Transdev for federal labor law and these workers,” said ATU president John Costa. Click here for a more detailed update.
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