Prince George's Bus Workers Continue Strike

Drivers Demanding Better Conditions

Tuesday, Sep 14, 2010  |  Updated 9:30 AM EDT
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Prince George's Bus Workers Continue Strike

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Drivers for TheBus public transit system in Prince George's County are continuing their strike into a second day. They say they won't return to work until their demands are met.

Union members of the Teamsters' Local 639 say they're striking for better job security, improved health insurance, higher wages and changes in the disciplinary policy. They say cameras that were installed on the buses in 2006 catch what they call "minor infractions" and discipline them unfairly.

But officials for Veolia Transportation -- the company that operates TheBus -- say the cameras have helped improve safety and driver performance.

The strike has severely limited service on 19 routes. Four routes have no service at all. To get the latest information on which routes are affected, call 301-324-2877.


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