Metro workers are melancholy a “sick out” for this weekend. Sources tell News4 that Metro employees have been revelation their supervisors they will not be going to work Friday.
Metro government and a largest union, ATU Local 689, are in a moving and nauseous agreement dispute. A kinship orator told News4 that members are “outraged” during a negotiations over a contract.
Metro Riders Nervous About ‘Sick Out’ Threat by Workers
Metro riders told News4’s Shomari Stone they are disturbed that outrageous numbers of Metro employees will call in ill this weekend, in protest.
(Published Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017)
According to their contract, however, kinship members are not available to strike.
“Given a meridian a [general manager] has set during WMATA, a kinship is looking during each probable authorised tactic to get his attention,” kinship orator David Stephen told News4.
However, kinship leaders pronounced they do not support a ill out and don’t trust that one will occur.
Nonetheless, supervisors are being told to be prepared for 12-hour shifts.
“Due to a hazard of a ill out for [ATU Local] 689 employees[,] all supervisors are compulsory to work 12 hour shifts starting Friday Apr 28, 2017-April 30, 2017,” according to an email sent to Metro supervisors Tuesday.
A Metro orator pronounced there has been an “unusually” high series of deficiency requests for this weekend.