Columbus public bus drivers strike despite deal

Jul 2, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Ohio News Network

Hundreds of bus drivers and mechanics in Columbus have gone on strike despite reaching a tentative agreement with their public transit agency, putting travelers in a pinch a day before the city's massive Independence Day celebration downtown.

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Deb

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Spookhereskcusxipot wrote:
I hope they vote the agreement down. No buses until after july 4. No buses will result in fewer hood rats being downtown for Red White and Boom.
Unfortunately it will also result in people like myself being unable to get to medical appointments, JOBS, etc. A lot of people in this city depend on COTA for their transportation needs - not just recreation. Guess you don't give a shit about anyone but yourself and your precious Red, White and Boom. Happy 4th!

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Check out the video of the picket line on the Dispatch homepage. Those union morons are digging themselves a deeper hole every time they open their mouths.
They think they were "disrespected" and poorly treated before? Wait until this is over...their regular riders are going to unload on them. You'll see COTA security cars scrambling from incident to incident as the drivers cry about "disrespect."
Fire every last one of them and replace them with people who want to work. And never, ever pass another COTA levy again.
boo hoo

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Deb wrote:
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Unfortunately it will also result in people like myself being unable to get to medical appointments, JOBS, etc. A lot of people in this city depend on COTA for their transportation needs - not just recreation. Guess you don't give a shit about anyone but yourself and your precious Red, White and Boom. Happy 4th!
Walk. Use a cab. Ride a bike. Ask a friend for a ride. Hitchhike.
Conservative

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Unions threw a fit. The voters agreed with the unions.

Case closed.

Voters get what they want.

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Conservative wrote:
Unions threw a fit. The voters agreed with the unions.
Case closed.
Voters get what they want.
Indeed. I imagine a majority of regular COTA riders voted against SB5.
Actions have consequences.
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4th of july is all about freedom not about having government take from some and give it you in the form of cheaper bus fares
The 4th of July is nothing more than a day to watch fireworks and have cook outs.

The Constitution is dead, Liberty is disappearing and people can't name their representatives but will insist they are doing a good job because they keep re-electing the same ones over and over.

Have a good time on the 4th but it's just another day.
Mayor Coleman

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If you people would let me have my trolley cars then we wouldn't have to worry about busses.
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i was shocked to hear of this on the noon news and am intrested in mayor colemans take...?...maybe by 6 the reporters will interview him......

those buses only make the boom more convient and won't be missed by most people...

lock-out the union mayor.....Baby!

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Hilliard, OH

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I am anti union but who in their right mind would want to drive a bus in some of columbus's neighbor HOODS?
Look at the bright side...Easton is safer today than it has ever been.

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Kramers Attorney wrote:
<quoted text>Look at the bright side...Easton is safer today than it has ever been.
My prediction:For the duration of this strike, crime will be down at all shopping centers.
animal control

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i obtained my drivers lisence $, purchased my auto $, put gas in $, keep-up all the maintence $, clean it $, insure it $, lisence it $, and provide parking for it $....i have no use or desire to pay $ for a ride on a COTA bus...they are not as importantat as they think they are....actually it will be better for me to get those buses off the streets...they anoy me sometimes....Baby!

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Spookhereskcusxipot wrote:
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Just might be able to go to Easton without an ammo tender in tow tonight. Still will be carrying two sidearms and a few edged weapons...... otherwise I might as go naked with my d^ck swinging in the breeze
I was gonna swing over that way this evening, but since you are going au naturel I'll stay home!
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The 4th of July is nothing more than a day to watch fireworks and have cook outs.
The Constitution is dead, Liberty is disappearing and people can't name their representatives but will insist they are doing a good job because they keep re-electing the same ones over and over.
Have a good time on the 4th but it's just another day.
The 4th of July is just another day for military vets to expect special treatment while they wave their little flags.

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The 4th of July is just another day for military vets to expect special treatment while they wave their little flags.
You define POS.
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Just might be able to go to Easton without an ammo tender in tow tonight. Still will be carrying two sidearms and a few edged weapons...... otherwise I might as go naked with my d^ck swinging in the breeze
BOO! Did you jump scary little man?! Don't be a girlie man, you don't have to be commando just to enjoy Easton. Lots of security there, and believe me profiling is on and rockin. If hoods come there to steal, cause mayhem, or fight--round 'em up and send them to a work crew cleaning up the streets!

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WiseAmerican wrote:
<quoted text>BOO! Did you jump scary little man?! Don't be a girlie man, you don't have to be commando just to enjoy Easton. Lots of security there, and believe me profiling is on and rockin. If hoods come there to steal, cause mayhem, or fight--round 'em up and send them to a work crew cleaning up the streets!
Your union bus fools just rejected a deal their leadership told them to take, moron.
I hope they starve.
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The 4th of July is just another day for military vets to expect special treatment while they wave their little flags.
They don't wave little flags, they are the ones flying the flag at their homes.
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Kramers Attorney wrote:
<quoted text>Your union bus fools just rejected a deal their leadership told them to take, moron.
I hope they starve.
Who will replace them, Detroit bus drivers? They striked also a few months back. Be happy the "bro's & hoes" won't be at red white boom to mess your night up. Oh, wait a minute, Parson ave and E.Main street as well as the Bottoms is in bike and walking distance. So are the thugs in short north! Sorry George, no peace for you good white folks this year. You lucked out.

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WiseAmerican wrote:
<quoted text>Who will replace them, Detroit bus drivers? They striked also a few months back. Be happy the "bro's & hoes" won't be at red white boom to mess your night up. Oh, wait a minute, Parson ave and E.Main street as well as the Bottoms is in bike and walking distance. So are the thugs in short north! Sorry George, no peace for you good white folks this year. You lucked out.
I imagine anyone with a CDL could be qualified in a week.
Only morons go to RW&B. I've been there once in 21 years. If I want to see you monkeys act out, I can stay home and watch BET or Cops.

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Spookhereskcusxipot wrote:
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Naa go on over girl friends are bring me pizza.
Girl friends plural? You ornery dog, you!

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