Bus Drivers Strike In Minneapolis

Minneapolis-St. Paul bus drivers and mechanics went on strike for the first time in 26 years Monday, forcing some 100,000 riders to find other ways of getting around.

While the morning rush hour was more congested than usual, no traffic jams were reported, partly because of the Columbus Day holiday, said Dave Clutter of Metro Traffic Control, a radio traffic-reporting service.

The nearly 2,100 drivers, mechanics and other workers walked out over issues including wages and plans to use more part-time drivers.

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