MetroAccess workers strike over contract dispute

MetroAccess workers in Maryland say a contract dispute has forced them to go on strike.

Members of Local 689 at the Hubbard Road MetroAccess facility say they voted in favor for the strike after contract negotiations with the public transport company, Transdev, broke down. The strike began on Monday.

Local 689 says the two sides met again on Tuesday to discuss the negotiations but no further progress was made. The next round of negotiations are set for Tuesday, August 9.

Local 689 has over 200 paratransit drivers, utility, dispatchers, maintenance workers, and road supervisors as members at the Hubbard Road MetroAccess facility.