Labor Disputes and Strikes

Showdown looms as Washington Metro workers approve strike, just as tourists arrive for All-Star Game

Showdown looms as Washington Metro workers approve strike, just as tourists arrive for All-Star Game

A showdown looms in Washington now that Metro's largest union has overwhelmingly authorized a potential transit system strike, just as thousands of tourists arrive in the nation's capital for this week's Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

Striking is forbidden under Metro's bargaining agreement with the union, but even a brief interruption could disrupt a system that carries about a million people a day.

Union leaders said they would wait on Monday's expected response from Metro's management after Sunday's vote authorizing a strike, which comes as frustration mounts after years without a new contract.

The Amalgamated Transit Union represents around 8,000 of Metro's...

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