It's official. It's on their website http://therta.com. The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (the city bus) is going on strike tomorrow, Saturday, November 13.
From the website:
The WRTA's Management Team met with representatives of Local 22 and a Federal Mediator Thursday afternoon, Nov. 11, 2010, and the Union could not offer an acceptable compromise to the Company's Last and Best offer. Therefore, Local 22 plans to go on strike this Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 when the Company plans on imposing its Last and Best Offer. The WRTA wants to inform all of its riders that there will not be service commencing this Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. The WRTA will continue to provide paratransit service under the circumstances to the best of its ability. For further updates, call the WRTA (508) 791-9782.
I have to give them kudos for beginning the strike on a Saturday when most people aren't working or going to school. I know they can't help the people who are working on Saturday, but if they have to strike I'm glad they are doing it with as little disruption to the public as possible.
The last time I was on a bus my car was in the shop and my son was in U-Mass hospital. It was Sept 2001, just before 9-11 happened.
I hope that they come to an agreement soon.