Seattle transit agency proposes deep cuts in service

[Blogger’s note: I am a Metro driver.]

This article is largely correct save one glaring mistake:

The contract also allowed part-time operators to do more overtime work than their full-time counterparts, for which they would be paid less…

Part-timers do a tiny fraction of the overall overtime, well less than ten percent, maybe less than one. And part-timers do not necessarily earn less than full-timers per hour. Step raises come quicker for full-timers as they work more hours, but the scale is the same.

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