The family of Carol Glover receives a little bit of closure after one of Metro’s most tragic accidents.
The family of Carol Glover, who died after a train filled with smoke near L’Enfant Plaza in 2015, has settled a $50 million lawsuit against Metro.
Metro’s largest union suggested Wednesday that there will not be a strike this week as it outlined its demands for the first time since Sunday’s strike authorization vote.
Initial tests on faulty concrete panels suggest a redo of the Silver Line extension to Dulles Airport may not be necessary.
Leaders of Metro’s largest union have met with Metro officials in the first meeting since workers overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike, but little appears to have been resolved. The two sides plan to meet again Wednesday.
As Metro’s largest union threatens a strike, an arbitration ruling is expected any day on a new contract for the approximately 9,000 workers that may trump new restrictions on the growth of Metro’s budget.
Metro and its largest union remain in discussions after the union voted Sunday to let its leaders call a strike, Metro said Monday afternoon.
The weekslong Red Line shutdown begins Saturday of Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland stations, and other major weekend track work disrupts the Silver, Orange, Blue and Yellow lines.
Brookland and Rhode Island Avenue Metro stations are closed for the entire six weeks, with no trains between Fort Totten and NoMa-Gallaudet.
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 held the strike authorization vote following two instances in the past two weeks where a significant number of workers reported to work late in protest of Metro management.
The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 president issued the threat Friday, after two other labor actions where a significant number of workers showed up to work well after the starts of their shifts.
Metro has no significant track work scheduled this weekend, as All-Star festivities gear up at Nats Park and as D.C. United plays blocks away at its new home. Baseball fans can look forward to extended service hours Monday and Tuesday nights.
Many Metro buses either arrived late or did not arrive at all across Maryland, Virginia and the District on Thursday because drivers reported to work well after the scheduled starts of their shifts.
Metro staff recommended consolidating Metro’s office space by leading new space and selling the Jackson Graham Building.
Metro would run all rush-hour Red Line trains to Shady Grove, doubling service through Rockville, under a recommendation set to be voted on Thursday by the Metro Board.