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Bargaining cuts could cost Ohio, Wis. transit funds

Posted on February 24, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C., MILWAUKEE — Ohio could lose a big chunk of its $171 million in yearly federal transit money if state legislators adopt a proposal that would curtail collective bargaining powers for transit workers and other public employees, Cleveland.com reports. Federal law forbids the FTA from disbursing transit funds without Department of Labor certification that the collective bargaining rights and work conditions of affected transit employees have not been diminished. For the full story, click here.

Meanwhile, in Wisconsin, a budget-repair bill that cuts public employees' collective bargaining rights could jeopardize the future of an Appleton-area bus system, according to the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. Slashing bargaining rights for transit workers would prompt the federal government to cut off $46.6 million in aid to Wisconsin bus systems. For the full story, click here.

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