Thursday, October 29, 2009

Teamsters' Strike Pennsylvania Kids

On Wednesday, Teamsters Local 773 surprised parents by calling a last-minute strike against their employer First Student. The strike, called late Tuesday night, caused ten schools to close on Wednesday, cancelling classes for 8,000 kids.

In the video below, watch how Teamster boss Dennis Hower uses "we" when referring to bus drivers' pay (inferring that he is being paid a bus drivers' wage).

"We are the lowest paid school bus drivers in the county," Hower told WFMZ TV.

Who is 'we,' Dennis?

The fact is, in 2008, Hower made nearly $82,000 as a Teamster official--not a bus driver.


School is set to resume on Thursday--without the bus drivers.

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