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Drivers to call for resignation of CATS CEO

4 years 8 months 1 day ago Wednesday, February 11 2015 Feb 11, 2015 February 11, 2015 2:55 PM February 11, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Members of the Capital Area Transit System driver's union and a member of the EBR Metro Council announced Wednesday they will call for the resignation of CATS CEO Bob Mirabito.

Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle's office released the announcement, which said the formal call for Mirabito's resignation will come at a press conference Thursday morning.

This comes after renewed tensions between drivers and CATS management. A group of drivers held a demonstration Feb. 5 where they claimed buses were not being repaired in a timely fashion and CATS management were violating agreements with the union.

Mirabito said CATS was in compliance with union contracts, and that more attention and money was being shifted to fixing broken buses after the team spent $5 million to put new buses on the road.

In Wednesday's announcement Marcelle's office repeated claims he violated union contracts and showed a lack of transparency.

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