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 Posted: Wed May 2nd, 2018 07:16 pm
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Bus drivers in Japan have gone on strike in an unusual way. Instead of forming a picket line, they've draped blankets over the fare machines and are giving free rides to everyone. This is an interesting tactic.


If they had refused to drive the buses, the company's management could tell the public that the drivers only cared about themselves and not the passengers who depend on the buses. Instead, the drivers are doing everything they usually do, except collect money.

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 Posted: Wed May 2nd, 2018 08:16 pm
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They're courteous people. I was in NY one time when a transit strike hit. What a gigantic clusterfuck that was.

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 Posted: Wed May 2nd, 2018 09:50 pm
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There is nothing like a NYC transit strike. Not 9/11, not Hurricane Sandy, not anything puts NYC on the brink of apocalypse like that. You simply can't be in the city at all during that.



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 Posted: Thu May 3rd, 2018 12:14 am
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I think as a kid I went through at least 5 or 6 Toronto Transit Commission strikes and it really fucks up the city.

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 Posted: Fri May 11th, 2018 04:13 pm
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When I was in Adelaide Australia there was some sort of a strike/labor dispute. The buses still came on time, but the bus driver would be in civilian clothes (not the usual uniform) and he would cover the fare box with his hand, not collecting fares. Free rides.

I'm not sure how it played out (i.e. if the bus drivers got what they wanted) but it absolutely wasn't disruptive to the riders in any way.

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