Day 388

School bus strike

January 21st, 2013

More than half of the city's school buses are out of commission during the ongoing strike by Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union. These picketers seemed less than enthusiastic about the cause, however. One guy with a megaphone was trying desperately to conjure up a lively show of union spirit, but to no avail:

"C'mon people, let's go! Just one time around the block! One time only! C'mon, let's go!"

Almost everyone totally ignored him and carried on with their conversations as if he weren't there. He eventually managed to convince a dozen other strikers to join him on a single, rather languid lap of the block. Let's take a look and a listen...

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