Thursday, November 15, 2007

Chicago transit union doomsday demo

Chicago may be the next Paris if transit union bosses have their way.


Transit officials turned up the heat on feuding lawmakers today with the threat of union walkouts that would shut down buses and trains next year if taxes aren't raised.

"We are about at wits' end," said Rick Harris, head of the CTA's rail union, at a morning press conference in Chicago. "Maybe we have to show you exactly what a doomsday looks like. Maybe that is the signal that needs to be sent."