Holiday moods often run the gamut between joy and melancholy. And, an Ohio State University researcher says an individual’s great expectations have a bearing on whether someone smiles or frowns. College of Social Work Professor, Gilbert Greene, says the key is to identify whether stress is likely to help or hurt one’s mood.
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.