26th February 2011
Monmouth County transportation employees staged a sickout Friday that left 174 developmentally disabled clients waiting for a bus that never came and county officials scrambling to get critically ill patients to their dialysis appointments.William K. Heine, a county spokesman, confirmed that two-thirds of workers did not come to work. Of those 25 workers, eight had a pre-approved day off. The others — 14 bus drivers and three office workers — called in sick.
Skudera said when she was told about the sickout, she assumed it was linked to the solidarity movement behind unionized workers in Wisconsin whose collective-bargaining rights are at risk.
Look for … the union label….