Annmarie Fertoli is an Associate Producer at WNYC, working with the afternoon news team to produce All Things Considered.
DeCamp Bus Line Workers Continue Strike
Friday, September 03, 2010
About 100 drivers, mechanics and garage personnel who work at a private New Jersey bus company plan to continue their strike. The workers walked out of DeCamp Bus Lines on Thursday over a contract dispute.
Jorge Maldonado, the president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1317, says workers will continue striking throughout the weekend, and until at least Tuesday, when they're scheduled to meet with DeCamp management.
Maldonado says the union and DeCamp have been unable to agree on wages, salary caps, and pensions, and have been working without a contract for nearly a year.
DeCamp would not comment on ongoing negotiations. The company, which serves more than 75-hundred passengers a day, is posting service updates on its website. NJ Transit is not cross-honoring tickets, but has posted a resource guide for passengers seeking alternative routes.