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Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Metro workers protest at headquarters


Metro employees protest outside the agency's headquarters in Northwest Washington Thursday. (Ann Scott Tyson - The Washington Post)
About 50 Metro employees who belong to the transit union are protesting over their contract at the authority's headquarters this morning.

Ann Scott Tyson reports that the workers were chanting "Hey hey, yo yo -- you and your buses got to go!" prior to the start of board committee meetings being held this morning.

Jackie Jeter, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, says the protest is over Metro management's unwillingness to follow binding arbitration.

Later the workers filed into the meeting room and stood silently as the proceedings began.

The customer service and operations committee, the finance and administration committee and the governance committee of the board of directors are convening today to discuss a range of issues, from possibly redesigning the subway map to the structure of the agency.
(Ann Scott Tyson - The Washington Post)

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:59 PM ET, 03/10/2011

 
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