Akron Metro bus employees are voting today. The votes from today will determine if people will have transportation tomorrow. Akron Metro RTA has been negotiating a new Union contract since July 31, 2020. No agreement has been reached and workers will decide today if they’ll be going on strike.
This notice was sent out and placed on buses to notify riders. The Metro and RTA provides transportation for hundreds of people if not more! People will be unable to get to doctors appointments, dialysis treatments, jobs and more. Workers would like a new contract with better benefits. The new contract would cover pay rates, health insurance and more.
The story is still developing as of now. Voting is taking place now! I’ll keep everyone updated on the results.