Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Bus Union Says Fiesta Refusal Legal.

Byline: Patrick Armijo Journal Staff Writer

*Drivers to decide this week on balloon event service; city law bans strike

City bus drivers can legally refuse to drive park-and-ride shuttles planned for the balloon fiesta, concluded the Executive Committee Local 1745 of the United Transportation Union and about 20 drivers at a meeting Sunday.

The drivers won't make a decision about whether they will drive the shuttles until later this week, said Robert Gutierrez, chairman of Local 1745, which represents about 200 drivers. But they believe they can refuse to drive and not be legally punished by the city of Albuquerque, he said.

The fiesta starts Saturday. …

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