The Chicago Transit Authority Transit Unions have called off a so-called "Job Action" that would have affected 1.5 million people in the Chicago area. This "Job Action" which was scheduled to take effect at 8:00pm on Sunday evening, would've been accomplished by CTA Bus and Train operators walking off of the job in protest for 24 hours. After meeting with various pastors, the unions decided to "stand down for now" and cancel the scheduled "Job Action".
This "Job Action" would've, in effect, crippled the City of Chicago as 1.5 million people ride CTA buses and trains on a daily basis. They are frustrated with the lawmakers in Springfield because the Governor and House Speaker cannot stop fighting long enough to come up with a solution to mass transit funding in the State.
I don't have to say what a "Job Action" would've meant to Chicago. Just imagine, no buses or "L" trains. On a Monday. On a COLD Monday I might add. However, Metra and Pace have stated that they will not participate in a "Job Action", which is a small silver lining in this very dark cloud.
Governor Blago and House Speaker Madigan, stop playing the "My-Dick-Is-Bigger-Than-Your-Dick" game and come up with a plan to solve the transit funding issue. Please.