: News

Transportation Union Lashes Out At Metro

Play associated audio

Union officials lashed out at Metro for not implementing safety improvements after a string of accidents.

John Moore remains on life support after he was struck by a train on the blue and yellow lines. The veteran employee was working in the shaft between National Airport and Bradock Road Thursay morning.

Jackie Jeter heads the local Amalgamated Transportation Union. She says worker morale remains low because Metro hasn't heeded the safety improvements her union's suggested. "I think Metro listens but I don't believe the improvements are being made fast enough," says Jeter.

Jeter says her union raises safety concerns with Metro any time an accident occurs. It's been a long summer for Metro --more than 10 people have been killed and dozens have been injured, most in the June 22nd crash.

Metro has released no further details on the accident.

Peter Granitz reports...


Not My Job: Comedian Carol Burnett Gets Quizzed On Cougars (The Cats, Of Course)

In the 1970s, families would sit down together every Saturday to watch The Carol Burnett Show. The first five seasons of the legendary variety show are now out on DVD.

Time To Pursue The Pawpaw, America's Fleeting Fall Fruit

Ever seen a pawpaw in the supermarket? Didn't think so. Ohioan Chris Chmiel wants to change that by growing and promoting this seasonal, mango-like fruit that's native to the U.S.

An Evangelical Leader's Changing Views On Gun Ownership

As legislators fail to find solutions to mass shootings, Evangelical Minister Rob Schenck thinks religious groups have a part to play in educating people about guns and their relationships with them.

This Week In Data Collection News, And The Privacy Paradox

As California tightened its digital privacy protections, news involving Google, Pandora and other firms highlighted the way companies increasingly rely on data about their users. How much do we care?

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.