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Wonderful news! Keep up the good work, Metro Transit. Great drivers, great buses and trains! Three more years of stress-free commuting.
Too bad rider fees won't be raised to cover these raises... Also, must be nice to approve your raise.
Inflation even in this bad economy has been over 2%... So workers are actually getting a real world decrease in buying power...but they gladly took the offer. How will conservatives demonize our public workers now.
Sounds more than fair. 2% is not much, but on par as to what the private sector is receiving. As a conservative I applaud the union for being realistic and accepting the contract. Thank you.
They're doing a job which most of us couldn't do-and doing it well. Thanks for your efforts, transit workers!
I'm an occasional user of the buses and light rail. Glad they signed. I'll add that the quality and courteousness of drivers in last few years has greatly improved.
As the rest of society suffers under the leadership of Obama, public employees make out like bandits getting big raises and juicy free money pensions. Who pays for it? The taxpayers. You know, the people who are suffering are the ones paying.
Now let's raise the fares to cover the costs, why should taxpayers always get stuck with paying the vast majority of your transportation?
And what was 'the deal' on health care costs? Notice our local newspaper is quiet when it comes to reporting all the facts. 2% per year IS reasonable. But what do they pay for individual and family health insurance? Since that's such a large part of a worker's remuneration today, I think THAT FACT should also be reported. Is it competitive with what private-sector employees pays? Why not COMPLETE coverage, Strib?
"As the rest of society suffers under the leadership of Obama, public employees make out like bandits getting big raises and juicy free money pensions. Who pays for it? The taxpayers. You know, the people who are suffering are the ones paying."--- posted by callmeron. 1) I am not suffering, 2)this public employee has had a wage freeze for FIVE YEARS and it's indefinite, 3) I do not receive a pension. 4) Taxpayers do not suffer because in return they receive: roads, free education, student loans, clean water and air, and a staffed government office that can answer your questions.
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