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ATU 279 votes

January 08, 2009 @ 11:30 By: gordon Category: Current affairs, Meta, Seen on the 'net, Transit strike

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few weeks, you know that Local 279 of the Amalgamated Transit Union is on strike. Today, they union is being forced to take the last offer from the City to the members for a vote. The union executive is strongly encouraging its members to vote “no”, meaning the strike will continue, even though the majority of citizens in Ottawa are prepared to freeze them out.

Most of the bloggers I know are encouraging the union members to vote “yes” for what is generally felt by everyone except the union executive to be a fair offer. Here’s a quick round up of what they’re writing:

And, of course I’ve written an entry encouraging people to not demonstrate outside where the union members are voting.

All there is to do at this point is wait and hope that the union members are clearer thinkers than their union boss.

*** If you’re looking for the results, I wrote about them here.

One Response to “ATU 279 votes”


  1. Trashmo says:

    For my part, I will be sacrificing a chicken in the hope that saner heads prevail.

    My vegetarian daughter has promised to sacrifice some Tofurky.



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