TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Campus bus drivers at the University of
Alabama have gone on strike.
Drivers with the Crimson Ride transit system picketed Monday at
the Tuscaloosa office of First Transit, the Ohio-based company that
operates the campus bus service.
The strike is over pay. Drivers at Alabama are paid $9.50 an
hour, and they say that's less than First Transit drivers are paid
in comparable cities.
First Transit spokeswoman Maureen Richmond says the company had
to operate a limited schedule Monday on campus. The union
representing the company's 60 drivers at Alabama authorized a
Richmond said the union has agreed to return drivers to work on
Tuesday, and negotiations will continue.
Information from: The Tuscaloosa News,
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