Pr. George's bus strike continues
The contractor who operates TheBus in Prince George's County and the union representing drivers and mechanics were unable to reach an agreement Wednesday to end a strike that has lasted for almost three weeks.
However, Veolia Transportation is operating all 26 routes on a full schedule and all 60 buses are in service, according to company spokeswoman Valerie Michael.
Veolia "is hoping to schedule something soon and get back to the bargaining table," she said. The strike began Sept. 13. Members of Teamsters Local 689 are negotiating for better health coverage and changes in the company's disciplinary policy.
Veolia is using drivers from other jurisdictions to operate the public bus system during the strike and and some of the drivers who went out on strike have returned to work, according to the company. Veolia employs 136 full-time and 12 part-time workers in the county.
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