LANCASTER — A strike against the operator of the Antelope Valley's public transit system has ended, five months after it started.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 572 notified DAVE Transportation Inc. late Tuesday that it was abandoning the strike. No explanation was given although the union did ask the bus company to take back the workers who went on strike.
Officials with the Carson-based union could not be reached for comment.
Nathan Mackey, a bus driver who was among more than 80 drivers and mechanics who went on strike last Oct. 25, said, "We all made a stand. We did what we felt was right. We're still going to hold our heads up."
John Helm, a regional manager with the Santa Ana-based bus company, said jobs will be offered to the pickets who ask for them back, but only as positions become available.