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CAA braces for strike by CARTS workers

May 21, 2013

LISBON — The Community Action Agency took action Monday to prepare for a strike by Community Action Rural Transit System workers, the county’s public transportation service....

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notSocialist

May-21-13 6:04 AM

Sounds like it's time to hire some new drivers.

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notSocialist

May-21-13 6:05 AM

Unions don't care who they hurt, as long as they get theirs.

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ladybug

May-21-13 7:33 AM

Maybe you could apply !!

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rightway

May-21-13 1:05 PM

LOL my thought EXACTLY ladybug!

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Reader

May-21-13 1:06 PM

CARTS should have replace the drivers with the most senority years ago..they've learned how to work the system and leave clients waiting for hours at times so not to disrupt the DRIVER's scheduled stops which are usually prepared a week in advance..This should be run more like a Taxi system with the ability to bend routes as needed for those needing rides ASAP. I've seen drivers leave doctors offices with clients waiting to be picked up because they werent on that piticular drivers schedule..rediculous!!

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Gemini

May-21-13 3:43 PM

The CAA voted to hire replacement workers as soon as possible and contracted with Huffmaster Security to provide security at the CAA and CARTS garage.

Gee, I wonder why they think security will be needed...

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Reader

May-21-13 6:47 PM

...lets face it...they dont need more pay..they need different people.The ones that have been there awhile make sure that the newbies get fired if they dont abide by their system which obviously is about THEM and not the welfare and well being of the client..Hiring "security"?...haha..ya that was funny

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ladybug

May-21-13 7:34 PM

Go apply for the job Ha Ha Ha

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poolboy34

May-21-13 7:49 PM

"Unions don't care who they hurt, as long as they get theirs." So true. In this day and age these idiots are getting greedy. A 3% raise is fair. The 5% or so they are wanting is ridiculous....

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notSocialist

May-22-13 6:30 AM

"Maybe you could apply !! "

Sorry, I like my job, and it pays much better than CARTS. Also, I get to work on my tan, get free food and pop, allowed to use the facilities on Monday; people hand me money all day long just for a bit of hustle and enthusiasm.

That hustle and hard work won me the best shift and more money. THAT's how you get a raise. I don't have to hide behind a bunch of thugs (including the thug ex-mayor) to get what I want.

Maybe you can apply, braniac. You're the one who doesn't work.

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notSocialist

May-22-13 6:31 AM

"LOL my thought EXACTLY ladybug! "

Go apply then! Do you good to get out of the house.

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notSocialist

May-22-13 6:32 AM

"Gee, I wonder why they think security will be needed... "

Because 95% of political violence comes from the Left? Or perhaps unions are notorious for using violence to get what they want?

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ladybug

May-22-13 6:45 AM

I bet it does !

Free pop and food, #1 boy on the block.

Cramner isn't the ex mayor know it all.

Whats the difference between being a so called thug and kissing a little hiney ?

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ladybug

May-22-13 6:47 AM

I guess those people are nothing but do little ,lazy thugs.

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ladybug

May-22-13 6:48 AM

It pays much better /hr or what you get for a little munching here and there ?

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ladybug

May-22-13 6:50 AM

The security is a side show for the publics benefit,

Oh see those nasty union thugs !

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ladybug

May-22-13 6:53 AM

I like my job.Except when i'm setting home during the winter months,But atleast your not bleeding the ole tax payer for those nasty benefits.

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Kozy62

May-22-13 8:16 AM

It's just a shame that the drivers couldn't see how bad things are and just keep working. The loss in pay to strike will be impossible to make up...and you never know the same offer will still be waiting for them when they begin to feel the pinch.

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ladybug

May-22-13 8:59 AM

Sometimes you have to stand your fround.

Most of those people make welfare wages ,

And you wonder why those rolls are up

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ladybug

May-22-13 8:59 AM

ground

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ladybug

May-22-13 9:01 AM

Let me ask a question Kozy.?

Why is the little people have to do all the sacrifising,

Just the thought of asking the people with all kinds of money to help brings out the boo hoos

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WatchDog

May-22-13 12:30 PM

Ladybug states: "Most of those people make welfare wages"

And how much is that welfare wage ladybug? You mean this:

The starting hourly wage is $8.90 for CARTS drivers and $9.50 for dispatchers. Starting pay for Head Start drivers is $10.50 because they are required to obtain additional certification.

NOW pay close attention to this next statement...."Bretz said many of the drivers are retirees who use this job to supplement their retirement benefits."

SERIOUSLY??????? Now let's ask the million dollar question of the day shall we?

How many of these drivers who are supplementing their benefits be harmed by this obvious Union money grab?

How many of them will be pushed over the cap of benefits in wages that they can legally make while under social security?

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WatchDog

May-22-13 12:34 PM

Ladybug states: "Why is the little people have to do all the sacrifising"

Yep ladybug, why do they? The elderly, the poor, the sick, those that rely on CARTS?

FIRE THEM ALL and make room for those that NEED jobs NOW. This is ridiculous. I bet almost all of these drivers get some type of welfare benefit from food stamps, assistance ON TOP of this job. This whole system is RIDICULOUS.

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ladybug

May-22-13 12:52 PM

Your entitled to your opinion and me mine..Yes some are retired and some depend on those wages to support a family.

At 410.50/hr =less than $22000/yr .

Poverty level is around $30000 or sum.

I can't think why you always believe people asking for a fair wage has to be considered a money grab,

The avg, hrly, wage in America right now is around $21/hr,

$10.50 is half that.

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ladybug

May-22-13 12:56 PM

Sure do. Under our welfare system people automatically qualify at certain income levels..

Just like Wal-Mart paying low wages so their employees can get welfare benefits,

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