CTA Workers: We're Fed Up
By Kevin Robinson in News on Nov 16, 2007 6:45PM
The CTA said through a spokeswoman that, while sympathetic to the frustrations of transit workers, the agency "will not tolerate any job action." The CTA considers tranist operators "essential service" workers, who are prohibited by state law from striking. Chicago Federation of Labor President Dennis Gannon said that while they weren't talking about an outright strike, an unspecified "job action" could take place. "If there's not something that comes together . . . what [alternative] do we have left?" he told the Tribune. Characteristically, Blagojevich seemed optimistic. "If all the leaders truly are committed to reaching an agreement," Blagojevich spokeswoman Abby Ottenhoff told the Sun-Times, then a deal can be made by Thanksgiving. If by "deal" Blagojevich means more temper tantrums, then yes, it's doable by Thanksgiving.
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