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July 30th, 2018 at 7:14:15 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Isnt the term for a soft walkout a wildcat strike?

An unsanctioned union uninvolved strike?



"Once they complete their federally mandated rest" sounds like "work to rule" to me and the reporter is covering for them. I have done absolutely no research on this outside of reading the thread.
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July 30th, 2018 at 7:40:38 AM permalink
Quote: ahiromu

"Once they complete their federally mandated rest" sounds like "work to rule" to me and the reporter is covering for them. I have done absolutely no research on this outside of reading the thread.



Im sure thats the excuse they are giving

Im certain the union isnt allowing greyhound to break federally mandated rest requirements.

When doing a wildcat strike it is in their best interest to give the best excuse they can or face sanctions

Im certain the workers feel slighted over something. I just doubt its over rest requirements

EDIT: Greyhound is most definitely unionized. No way thats a national right to work corporation
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July 30th, 2018 at 8:00:07 AM permalink
They should tell people the truth. How would you like to park your car at the Mt Laurel, NJ Greyhound depot off 295 and Rt 73, take a bus to NY and then when you want to come home from a day of work or shopping you are stranded at the Port Authority. Greyhound isn't giving refunds. Your alternative is take NJ Transit to Trenton and spend $35-$45 to pay for Uber or Lyft to get you back to Mt Laurel which is about a 35-40 minute drive. The train ticket and Uber would cost you about $55-$65 plus the Greyhound return ticket which you spent $20 on. I have no idea if Greyhound buses are running on time to NY from either Mt Laurel or Philadelphia. You are guaranteed nothing with Greyhound. There is a big gap at Mt Laurel after 8am. There is a 10:30am bus and then a 12:30pm bus. You could have a ticket for the 8am bus, be at the end of the line and then told all the seats are taken. This could happen because people with tickets for earlier buses showed up late. They simply stand in line for the 8am bus. It's first come, first served. Greyhound could solve this problem. Don't over sell the buses like the airlines do. The time on your ticket only guarantees you seat for that time. Everyone who has a ticket for a particular time must be served first. After they are seated and there are open seats you would have a chance. You shouldn't have to wait in line ahead of time at the Port Authority. It's so stupid. People at Mt Laurel put their bags on the pavement reserving their seat in line. It shouldn't be necessary. Just honor assigned time first.
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July 30th, 2018 at 9:29:07 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Isnt the term for a soft walkout a wildcat strike?

An unsanctioned union uninvolved strike?



It's very common in the bus business to shave DOT service hours, and most of the time the drivers go along with the abuse.

If Greyhound can't find drivers on time now, they have tried to run their schedule with too few commercial drivers.

All the drivers ever have to do to effect a slowdown there is strict compliance with DOT regulations when the employers leave themselves few options .
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July 30th, 2018 at 2:23:02 PM permalink
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Back when I was a regular bus stripper, ......


I sure hope that's a typo. I've got this very disturbing image in my head now.
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July 30th, 2018 at 2:49:18 PM permalink
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I sure hope that's a typo. I've got this very disturbing image in my head now.



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September 17th, 2018 at 7:48:57 PM permalink
Seems to be the trend with Bus companies in North Jersey having "issues" with their daily runs to AC. First Academy suspended service to AC a year ago and now the alternative with Saddle River Bus Tours has cancelled afternoon & evening service on Monday & Tuesday. They also constantly have cancellations for the 6 50 PM bus to AC during the week.

From what I hear from drivers is they are paid per run(there and back) so if they can't find someone to accept the job, they call the next driver until they get someone or they cancel it and tell the passengers Hours after they purchased their ticket and waited for the bus.

So in most cases, they do try to find a last minute driver, even if they have to outsource to another company like Lakeland or Transbridge. But in most cases, the drivers are less motivated.

I started going to Sands PA via Raritan Valley Bus line, which has never had ONE cancellation even in bad weather conditions and the owner of the company even shows up randomly to give out free tickets to the weekend riders. If only Greyhound, Academy or Saddle River Bus Companies used this kind of rewards system.
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September 17th, 2018 at 7:58:03 PM permalink
We should refer to the best bus rider on the east coast.
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September 18th, 2018 at 3:08:15 AM permalink
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I started going to Sands PA via Raritan Valley Bus line, which has never had ONE cancellation even in bad weather conditions and the owner of the company even shows up randomly to give out free tickets to the weekend riders. If only Greyhound, Academy or Saddle River Bus Companies used this kind of rewards system.


Seems to be a variety of factors involved but the net result is that although these day tripping bus riders are not whales, there is an incentive for them to do 'Sands, PA' rather than a variety of casinos in Atlantic City, NJ. Particularly during inclement weather I'd think the casino would be out there with a bunch of certificates for 'free hot coffee' or something.

Don't the casinos in AC realize they need players even the day-tripping "whales" on those buses?

Perhaps this is an opportunity for a van-pooling service of reliable drivers at reasonable prices?
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September 18th, 2018 at 4:13:05 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Seems to be a variety of factors involved but the net result is that although these day tripping bus riders are not whales, there is an incentive for them to do 'Sands, PA' rather than a variety of casinos in Atlantic City, NJ. Particularly during inclement weather I'd think the casino would be out there with a bunch of certificates for 'free hot coffee' or something.

Don't the casinos in AC realize they need players even the day-tripping "whales" on those buses?

Perhaps this is an opportunity for a van-pooling service of reliable drivers at reasonable prices?



The incentive is $15 bus ticket for $45 freeplay vs atlantic city $45 bua ticket for $25 freeplay

At least that was the Sands deal 5 years ago. Been 5 years since I did the Sands bus hustle

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