“Basically what we’re finding is both wages and benefits [at Metro] are average for the transit industry,” said consultant Roy Kienitz, who conducted the study for the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation.
We've got a link to the Post story on our website at dclabor.org
On today's labor calendar, there's a Sick and Safe Leave Forum tonight at 6 pm at La Casa in Mt. Pleasant.
Also at 6, catch a screening of "The Trotsky," an "inspired, often-dangerously-funny" comedy, at the Busboys and Poets in Takoma Park.
You'll find complete details on both at dclabor.org, click on Calendar.
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1877, workers staged a general strike—believed to be the nation’s first—in St. Louis, in support of striking railroad workers. The successful strike was ended when 8,000 federal troops and deputized special police killed at least eighteen people in skirmishes around the city.
Today’s labor quote is by Brooks Atkinson, who said:
"Don't be condescending to unskilled labor. Try it for half a day first."
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