September 21, 2011

D.C. paratransit drivers protest work shifts

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority drivers of disabled rider  shuttles recently protested their work shifts, claiming they are too long and endanger their lives and customers, The Washington Post reported. 

A union official told the Post that drivers are required to work 13-hour shifts, causing fatigue. The union also claims the contractor evaded a federal law limiting the number of hours that commercial vehicle operators can drive in a certain period, based on the weight of a vehicle and the number of seats. For the full story, click here.

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