December 11, 2013

Chicago Transit to stop cleaning railcars during day

CHICAGO — The Chicago Transit Authority and the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 308, is ending the practice of spot-cleaning CTA railcars when they pull into terminals in the mornings and afternoons at the end of the year, reported the Chicago Tribune.

The ATU said trains will be cleaned only on the midnight shifts starting at the first of the year, because the CTA is eliminating all morning and mid-afternoon jobs for car servicer positions, which was part of the agency’s ex-offenders program. For the full story, click here.

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  • Bob[ December 11th, 2013 @ 11:08am ]

    another example of throwing ex offenders under the bus making it more likely that they will become repeat offenders. and a serious loss of entry level jobs. counter productive Bob

  • R Troy[ December 11th, 2013 @ 5:54pm ]

    So let's see - dirtier cars, one less training opportunity for ex cons, but remind me - who's happy about this? I'm not anti union, but I find this pitiful.

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