Carlton Proctor at the Pensacola News Journal spoke to Michael Lowery, president of Local 1395 about the ECAT union bus drivers going on strike. Lowery also spoke to PNJ reporter Thyrie Bland.
“This is all about fair treatment on the job, it’s not about wages. It’s about fair treatment.”
He told Bland
“The employees have gone over 1,000 days without a raise, and working conditions are the worst I’ve seen in 16 years.”
Which Mr. Lowery are we to believe? And does it matter? The evolving version of why they went on strike looks a bit unorganized. Certainly not characteristic of organized labor. Keyword ‘organized.’