Donna told me she almost couldn’t get to work today because the buses weren’t running.
“Why aren’t they running?” I wondered.
“Because the drivers are on strike,” she said. “Check nola.com.”
So I did, and sure enough, they’ve posted a story about it:
RTA sick-out strands riders, may affect Jazzfest
Recently nola.com has moved to what appears to be a real blog format, meaning that visitors can leave comments on any story and rant anonymously. As one might imagine, there are a few comments on this story, and things are already getting kind of ugly.
I support the idea of organized labor, and I like to see working people flex their muscles and remind society that we need them to function. But this action also hurts thousands of people, mostly working people like Donna. Regarding the drivers, she said, “They should just be glad they have their little job.” Donna’s co-worker Juanita couldn’t make it to work at all today because of the strike. So I’m not sure what to think about this.
And right now getting around the city is further complicated by heavy rainfall which is causing street flooding. Out my office window I can see some kind of horrendous jam up on Carrollton.