209 AC Transit drivers stage ‘sick-out’

Posted on July 22, 2010

OAKLAND, Calif.SFGate reports that 209 AC Transit drivers failed to show up for work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in what the agency called a "sick-out" to protest the district's contract action. The unilaterally imposed contract changes work rules and boosts health insurance costs. The union's chief negotiator said that most of the drivers who did not report to work stayed home because of work rule and scheduling changes or because they were assigned routes for which they haven't been trained. For the full story, click here.


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