While we agree with the title of your editorial "Time for a Truce" (Nov. 16), we take strong exception to your observation that the so-called "compromise proposal" is the solution.
As a matter of fact, we would characterize the proposal as a "surrender agreement" on the part of the Southern California Rapid Transit District.
There are so many loopholes in the proposal (not the least of which is that the Proposition A discretionary funds are committed only for one year) that for the district to accept it would be a total abdication of responsibility.
The San Gabriel Valley Transportation Zone, which is considered by some to be a linchpin in the negotiations, is not something the district can yield to at will. There remains a question as to whether the district has the legal right to turn over such a major segment of its service, as well as its obligation, contractually and under law, to assure that the rights of its employees are protected.