Policy: Labor

No deal reached to end Vermont bus drivers' strike

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Associated Press,Labor,Vermont

The bus drivers' strike in Vermont's largest county is continuing after another meeting between the union and bus company failed to reach a solution.

Union members tell WCAX-TV that the two sides met on Friday with a federal mediator for 17 hours.

Unionized bus drivers have been on strike since March 17. The strike has hit students, immigrants and low-income Vermonters hard.

The two sides are haggling over wages, disciplinary action from anonymous tips, part-time drivers and split shifts.

CCTA officials said they had received a "credible" offer from the union that could be used as the basis for further negotiations but due to request of a federal mediator, they "cannot comment on the timing of the negotiations."

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