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Striking Metrobus Workers in Northern Virginia Bring Fight to DC

Workers for a private company hired by Metro have been on strike for two weeks

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    Northern Virginia Metrobus Strike Comes to DC

    Two weeks into their strike, hundreds of Transdev workers shouted and protested against what they say is poor pay, benefits and working conditions outside of Metro headquarters Wednesday. News4's Adam Tuss reports commuters tired of having to find alternate travel plans are asking for Metro to step in.

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019)

    Some Metrobus workers in Northern Virginia who have been on strike for two weeks brought their fight to D.C. Wednesday.

    Employees of a private company called Transdev, which Metro hires to operate the Cinder Bed Bus Garage in Lorton, are calling on Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld to step in. They are asking Metro to hire them directly or force Transdev to negotiate.

    Dozens of workers gathered at Metro headquarters around noon, chanting "shut it down."

    Wages and health insurance are among top concerns. Workers say they are paid significantly less than their counterparts who are employed by Metro. They also say Transdev charges them a $6,000 deductible for health insurance, making it challenging for them to save for retirement.

    Frustration Grows Over Metrobus Strike

    [DC] Frustration Grows Over Metrobus Strike

    Thousands of Metrobus riders in Northern Virginia are forced to find other ways to get around as a Metrobus strike continues for nearly two weeks. News4's Adam Tuss reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019)

    This strike is affecting thousands of people in Northern Virginia who rely on bus routes 17, 18 and 29. In some cases, commute times have more than doubled.

    As the strike heads into day 14 on Wednesday, neither side is budging.

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