In these first two segments, we’re going to learn about Jerrie Mock—and about local artists who helped commemorate the 50th anniversary of her pioneering flight around the world.
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.