Superintendent Addresses Possible Metro Strike

Superintendent Addresses Possible Metro Strike
Posted on 11/08/2021

As reported in the news, Metro RTA employees represented by the Transport Workers Union have, since September 11, threatened to picket or strike if a proposed contract with the transit agency is not ratified by November 15.

 

While we remain hopeful that contract negotiations between Metro RTA and its union members will be successful in heading off a transit strike, APS is working to ensure that our portion of the 1,721 students whose families rely on Metro for transportation to school and to work are supported in the event of a strike.

 

While we understand that the loss of transportation service through Metro would be a hardship, Akron Public Schools is committed to reviewing remote instructional options and availability of meal services during the school day.  


APS is committed to keeping families fully informed as we work to minimize any anxiety and hardship a transit strike could bring.

 

We will continue to monitor the progress of Metro’s contract talks with members of their transit union, mindful of the need to keep students and families fully informed of any need for alternative methods of travel and/or delivery of academic instruction.

 

Thank you for the opportunity to update you on the potential for a disruption of service to students that rely on Metro RTA for transportation to school and work. I will provide further updates as we learn more.

 

Sincerely,

 

Christine Fowler Mack

Superintendent

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