TO ALL COACH OPERATORS
EMPLOYED AT
ORANGE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY


PLEASE CLEAN OUT YOUR LOCKERS NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2007

RE: IN THE EVENT OF A STRIKE

If we are unable to reach a tentative agreement, a strike will be called at midnight on Friday, July 6, 2007
A hotline has been established to provide updates as they occur. Please check this hotline daily at: (714) 740-6231.

There will be a Union presence to provide information as well.

Pickets will be up 24 hours a day.

If you are driving your route when the strike is called, finish your trip and return to the yard. Do not cross the picket line. Park the bus in a safe place and allow the base to retrieve it.

Do not park your personal vehicle on company property. Park it in a safe place.

Porta potties will be set up. Do not cross the picket line.

Students and probationary employees are expected to honor the picket line.

Coach Operators on light duty are expected to honor the picket line.

Wear comfortable clothing. Wear Union apparel if possible.

You are required to participate in labor activity in order to receive out of work benefits (i.e., picketing, phone banking and political and community mobilization).

Out of work benefits are paid at four times the dues rate. Out of work benefits are payable at the end of the second week of the strike.

Members on strike must pick up their own checks.

If you have any further questions, please approach a Shop Steward or you may contact me directly at (714) 740-6235.


Fraternally,


Donna A. Metcalfe