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Too many BART fiascos

Original post made by Tim Hunt, Castlewood, on Jul 2, 2013

One thing is clear in the contract dispute between BART workers and management, the taxpayers are the losers.

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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 2, 2013 at 8:57 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Fire all the BART employees today. Replace them with recent college graduates who are looking for work in this dreadful obama recession.
This purge would be far easier to make than the air traffic controllers strike in the 80's. At least they had some skills other than just pushing a button and sticking their head out a window. Union drones.......

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Posted by Daveg
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 2, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Daveg is a registered user.

Regardless of the outcome for this strike, lets hope that steps are taken to make any future strikes illegal. Many major cities already have in place laws that make strikes by transit workers illegal. New York has such a law in place. A strike is illegal under the provisions of an addition to New York State Civil Service Law called the Public Employees Fair Employment Act, more commonly called the Taylor Law. It prohibits municipal workers from striking and provides alternative means for dispute resolution. The law provides for criminal penalties including imprisonment of union officials, and fines against the union and individual striking workers. Such a law here would put an end to such unrealistic demands by a union out of control