This February marks the 100th anniversary of an Ohio State tradition. Since 1915, the chimes have been part of University life, housed in one of the oldest and most unique buildings on campus. WOSU’s Tom Rieland has this profile on the Chimes of Orton Hall…
Columbus Transit Agency Avoids Strike
After a year of stops and starts, federal mediation and a threatened strike, members of the Transport Workers Union Local 208 approved a proposed three year contract during the week-end. Union President Theotis James announced the results on a taped message at the union hall. “The contract ratification vote was 359 for the contract, 114 against the contract.” says James.
The new contract contains a $1,600 signing bonus or double the amount from a previous proposal that was rejected. But, the new plan also delays the start of a 2 per cent pay raise until May of 2007. The COTA Board of Trustees is expected to approve the contract later this week.