They are still at it in Pittsburgh


They are still at it in Pittsburgh

The union has rejected the latest offer by the parking operators. An offer which would pay 92% of their medical insurance and raise their salaries $.50 an hour up to about $13.20 an hour.  Oh, yes, the big sticking point for the unions – they don’t want their attendants in the booths to be required during slow times to pick up papers and sweep out the garages.

Here’s a number that maybe the union members should take into consideration. In the end, most likely the union will fold and its members will get about 50 cents an hour.  Now — how long will it take the average union member to make up for the lost wages if the strike continues for another two weeks ( making a total of 20 days off the job). According to my calculations, the average worker will break even in about four years.

Oh yes, seem that the city of Pittsburgh, the airport, the Steelers, and other sports events have noticed no change in their parking. Everyone is just soldiering on. The only ones suffering during this strike are the union members.

Keep it up guys…..


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