Protesting Fairfax County's failure to oversee private contractor MV Transportation, dozens of bus operators, mechanics, and other Fairfax Connector transit workers will flood the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting this afternoon. Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1764, which represents most of the nearly 600 transit employees at the Fairfax Connector, says that despite a contract with the county that included funding to provide retirement security, MV has failed to provide its employees with a viable retirement plan. "We are the only county workers who will devote their lives to Fairfax and walk away with nothing to retire on," said Sesil Rubain, ATU Local 1764 trustee. Adding insult to injury, Rubain says that union members forfeited a 2% pay raise in 2012 to help fund the still non-existent pension plan. "MV has pocketed taxpayer money and the workers' deferred raises and is sending the profits back to Texas. It's unconscionable." Rubain says that despite months of meeting with Fairfax County Supervisors, they seem to have done little to rein in the company. "We're just asking for public officials to take responsibility for this public service." Rubain said.
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