June 5, 2009 Volume 110 Number 11
Amalgamated Transit Union says CherryLift strike appears imminent
CherryLift employees who provide elderly and disabled transportation services in the Salem Area Mass Transit District voted May 29 to strike. Employees of Oregon Housing and Associates Services who work under contract with the Transit District could walk off the job anytime, said Jon Hunt, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757.
Employees have been working under an extended contract since June 30, 2008. They voted to strike when OHAS stopped bargaining and notified the union that it was imposing its last offer.
A one day CherryLift strike on July 7, 2006 shut down nearly all elderly and disabled transportation service in the Salem area.
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