Friday, December 14, 2007

CTA unions say they won't walk out Monday

Not sure if time is what they need because there were plenty of time legislators had in Springfield to craft a plan for transit funding to be consider and they're still playing around with it. Then again I hate to see a shut down because of a labor dispute because government just hasn't been able to come up with a solution. From the Sun-Times...
The unions had a change of heart after meeting last night with a coalition of ministers who urged them to reconsider, said Rick Harris, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 308, which represents CTA rail operators.

“We have decided not to pursue this further,” Harris said this morning. “We decided that we never wanted to put any detriment on the commuters, particularly in minority neighborhoods that rely on the CTA.”

Still, Harris said, “I’m not saying there won’t be any action in the future. But we’re trying to give legislators the ample time that they claim they need to get this done.”

The ministers group, Pastors’ United for Change, will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. today at Bethlehem Star Church, 9231 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

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