I've had a butt load of Drivers and other RTD employees gripped by the oppressive fists of the social regime known as ATU 1001 - I've had these folks approach me and tell me they plan to cross any strike line the union is going to force RTD employees to create.
In the last few months, we've had more and more training and even more recently we've heard ever increasing rumours of the pending strike to extort more money from the tax payer to support the extravagant lifestyles of the union leadership.
And in light of this threat, I've had folks come to me asking how we cross the extortion lines and continue to be faithful employees to our employer without suffering the fines and penalties the union slaps on those who oppose it.
There is a way and I'll make sure to spell it out step by step so that the other 90% of us can come to work without fear while the union throws its fit and goes on strike.
In the mean time, I've been reading up on the union and RTD and I found a post in Wiki that reads that the union only struck once before back in 2006 and it was for only 7 days.
A result of that strike was that the for-profit private companies grabbed an increased share of the routes from RTD, a grab that has grown to around 60% of the routes.
I can't find an exact number on that percentage but folks keep telling me that it's around 40% or less of the services that RTD operates, the rest are the companies that y'all complain about.
One more reason the unions are bad for the business, for the employee and for the customer.
As Always, "Welcome aboard, Find your seats, Don't give into the socialist oppression - Let's Roll!"