The TriMet union is calling for more security after three stabbings of drivers on duty in the last 10 months.
“That’s not counting the verbal assaults that we receive everyday — the spittings, the physical altercations that may ensue,” said Bruce Hansen with the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757.
The union would like to see bus drivers carry mace, which is currently not allowed on the job. Drivers also reportedly don’t receive any kind of training as far as self defense.
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