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AC Transit labor dispute continues for 5th day

Friday, July 23, 2010

AC Transit riders were forced to work around a driver sickout for a fifth straight day.

At least 180 Amalgamated Transit Union members failed to show up for work Friday.

Drivers stopped showing up for work after the transit district imposed a new labor contract last Sunday.

But the union says drivers are staying home because of scheduling changes or because they were assigned routes for which they haven't been trained.

A judge is expected to rule on their request for a temporary restraining order next week.

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