It was reported…


…that someone driving by in a pickup truck fired, what appeared to be, a BB/pellet gun at Union members walking the picket line late today. Four individuals were hit by the pellets. No report of serious injury. Local police are investigating. This happened as the Union is nearing the second week of their third strike in four months. Members of the public are obviously frustrated with the lack of progress in the contract negotiations. As are the Union members. When the parties last met, Keolis Transit claimed to have made their best and final offer on a pay raise for … Continue reading It was reported…

Three Strikes You’re Out?


Members of Teamsters Union 533 were back on the picket line today. The third Strike since August. This labor strike was about pay. With the cost of living rising by 6+ percent, Keolis Transit was offering a mere 4% increase on their proposed 3 year contract. Members of the Union overwhelmingly voted against accepting the proposal and parked buses at 11:00AM.It was no surprise that there would be some angry stranded bus riders. One angry member of the bus riding public was clearly frustrated with bus drivers on the picket line… Continue reading Three Strikes You’re Out?

The Strike is over, well almost…


It was reported this morning that the Union and Keolis Transit came to an agreement shortly before midnight last night. No one is walking the picket line this morning, so I guess there must be some truth to that. Some routes have been added as of early this morning. UPDATE – With the main sticking point of the Union Healthcare resolved, there are still a few other demands by both sides being negotiated. In the meantime, negotiators have agreed to allow drivers to get back to work and serve those who rely on public transportation for their daily lives Continue reading The Strike is over, well almost…

On the 7th day of the Bus Driver Strike…


…there were a number of interviews by local media… …Scab shaming of drivers operating the only 2 routes in service leaving downtown… …angry passengers voicing their opinion of the strikers… …and of course a little snacking along the way. Healthcare is the main sticking point between Union members and Keolis Transit, the management company. Continue reading On the 7th day of the Bus Driver Strike…

Day 5 of the Driver’s Strike


Still no progress in the negotiations for a contract between Teamsters Local 533 and Keolis Transit. Union members and some members of the public are enthusiastically walking the picket line in spite of the 90 degree plus temperatures and sometimes choking wildfire smoke covering our valley. Next week we’re hoping for a breakthrough when a representative from the Governors office and Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve try to move the negotiations along to a resolution that all can agree to. Continue reading Day 5 of the Driver’s Strike