Monday April 4th 2011 marked the 43rd anniversery of the assasination of Dr. Martin Luthor King jr while he was in Memphis to support sanitation workers fighting for the right to collectively bargain. Across the USA thousands marched in different protests across the country supporting the rights of Civil, State and Municipal workers to collective bargining. Helen Scott, a professor at the University of Vermont walked with unionized bus drivers from the Chittenden County Transit Authority who were protesting Monday afternoon in Burlington to protest plans to cut their hours and pro-rate their benefits by administrators at the CCTA. "...these drivers play an important role in the community. They deserve to be able to work regular hours" said Scott. This protest was one of hundreds across the nation Monday.
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