A couple of news stories from the last few days bring some good news on the Chicago Transit Authority beat.
CTA union agree on rehiring rail cleaners. It may not be a deal to give back $80 million in work rule changes, but it’s a step in the right direction. The CTA and its rail union agreed on rehiring 25 rail car cleaners who had been laid off in early 2010 when the CTA reduced service.
Audit gives thumbs up on on CTA retirement pension reforms. “Reforms implemented three years ago to bolster the retirement plan for CTA employees are working satisfactorily so far, according to the results of a state audit released Tuesday.” So the Tribune reports. If the CTA can do it, the state can do it.
Enjoy the weekend. The Holiday Train is riding the BrOrange Line this weekend. View the schedule.