CCTA Considers Hiring Temporary Workers, Legal Action

Published 03/31 2014 10:14PM

Updated 03/31 2014 10:19PM

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Now CCTA management is going to look at possibly hiring temporary drivers or going to court to end the strike.

On Monday, the board met to look at ways to restore service.
   
It says its preference is for both sides to end the strike through negotiation or binding arbitration. But it says management needs to look at other options including hiring temporary workers or court action.

"I think it's designed to try and make sure we get transit service on the street as quickly as possible," says Tom Buckley, CCTA board chairman.

Drivers went on strike two weeks ago. On Monday, they voted down the latest offer from CCTA.

Any legal action or hiring of temporary workers would still need the approval of the board.

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