The transit strike
I still don’t think the right of older drivers to pick their own schedules and rack up overtime is worth striking over. I predict that the rank and file will see it my way and vote to accept the latest offer.
I think the fact that union president André “No!” Cornellier doesn’t want union members to be allowed to vote on this offer is a very good reason to ask them to vote on it.
Cornellier says allowing a vote will split the union, because only a few hundred drivers are actually affected by the scheduling issue. (There are 2300 drivers.)
I say, “Hmmm.”
It’s mortifying for me to find myself in agreement with Mayor Larry and Rona Ambrose, but nobody can be wrong about everything. Not even Larry and Rona.
Come on, get it done. We’re sick of it.
For a lot more strike talk, including plenty of input from drivers, visit the OC Transpo Community blog.
For a reasonably neutral account of what’s going on, see http://www.cfrb.com/node/851282.