Twin Cities Transit Workers Authorize Super Bowl Strike

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Fans cheer in US Bank Stadium during the second half of an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, September 24, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Reprinted from The Washington Post by The Associated Press on November 15, 2017.

Unionized transit workers in the Twin Cities metro have rejected a final contract offer and authorized a strike during Super Bowl festivities in February.

The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005 represents about 2,500 bus drivers, light trail operators and other Metro Transit workers. Members voted Sunday and Monday to reject the Metropolitan Council’s last contract offer by a 93 percent margin.

The union says changes to work rules, outsourcing and security for bus drivers are the main stumbling blocks to an agreement. The Met Council says its confident a deal can be reached before the Super Bowl.

Washington Post 11/15

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