The CTA has sent layoff notices to almost 2,000 bus drivers and other union workers, the Sun-Times reports.
And the union leader predicts the layoffs are the "one true doomsday scenario." I guess that's another way for him to say the union won't be coming to the negotiating table.
Union president Darrel Jefferson did say he thought upper management was "more than top heavy" in calling for eliminating creative management positioning.
The CTA shot back that the non-union workforce has been cut by 19% in the last two years, while the union workforce has dropped just 1% in the same time frame.
The union will have none of it:
"They want to mimic what City Hall did with the unions -- the furlough
days, the unpaid vacations and holidays, things of that nature," said
Jefferson, president of the bus driver and mechanic's union,
which is expected to bear the brunt of the layoffs. "We're not open to