[Colorado-talk] Action Alert: Impending RTD Strike

RyanO ryano218 at comcast.net
Wed Feb 18 04:55:33 UTC 2009

This message is for those of you living in the greater Denver area!

It has come to our attention that RTD and the RTD Union are discussing a 
possible strike. I don't know of any other details on a time line or any of 
the points of contention in the negotiation process. I do know that the 
threat is very real and apparently, very eminent.

Due to this course of events, President Batron and I are encouraging 
everyone to attend a meeting this coming Thursday, February 19, from 10:00 
A.M. to noon. The meeting will be held in down town Denver at 633 17th 
Street on the second floor of the building. I am not aware of the names of 
the major participants at the meeting, but I do know that it is open to the 
public and everyone who can is encouraged to attend.

It is imperative that we illustrate to RTD that a strike is an unacceptable 
course of action as a negotiation tactic. If this strike happens, light rail 
service will cease and we will receive extremely limited bus service. For 
those of you who are Access-a-Ride users, you can count on a much more 
difficult time receiving timely transportation due to the system being 
over-burdened by other riders during the strike period. A strike of this 
magnitude is nothing less than crippling for those who are transit dependent 
and we must make our voices heard.

If you have any further questions about the meeting, please contact 
President Batron at 303-778-1130 Ext. 222. You can also contact me at 
720-209-7121. We hope to see everyone this Thursday.


Ryan Osentowski - NFB Denver RTD Committee Chairman 

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