Union strike could disrupt travel for many in Tulare County
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ALEX BURKE, HOST: Transportation workers across Tulare County – including Sequoia National Park – are gearing up for a strike that could disrupt travel plans for many. KVPR’s Joshua Yeager reports.
JOSHUA YEAGER: The strike is set to start midnight Saturday. That means nearly all bus service in the city of Visalia and within Sequoia National Park would screech to a halt at the height of the busy tourism season. Workers with contractor Transdev are calling attention to grueling shifts and little pay, among other labor disputes. That’s according to Teamsters Local 683, a union representing Southern California employees. The planned work stoppage would last until further notice, and city officials are urging riders to seek alternate transportation in the meantime.
For KVPR News, I'm Joshua Yeager in Bakersfield.