|Posted: September 6, 2014, 11:10 am - IP Logged|
I wonder if this is why I've been having so much trouble with the vending machines lately? One ate a five a week or two ago, and one ate a dollar just yesterday, and I had decided to go back to using live clerks. Even with play slips they manage to find a way to mess it up occasionally, but at least you don't have to hunt someone down to fix the problem, then have them look at you like you are lying about what happened.
From the Idaho Statesman
The nine electricians demonstrated Friday in front of their employer, Intralot Inc. at 1050 W. River St.
The electricians are represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 291 in Boise. Local President Mark Zaleski said that changing the workers' shifts during contract negotiations broke labor laws and that the electricians wouldn't work on lottery terminals until Intralot changed back to their original shifts.
"The changes are impacting their lives, whether it's picking their kids up from school or going to church or whatever else," Zaleski said.
Representatives from Intralot's Boise office and corporate headquarters in Georgia declined to comment.
Lottery spokesman David Workman said the matter is between Intralot and its employees. The strike wouldn't interrupt the lottery, he said.
"People will still be able to buy Powerball tickets for the (Saturday) jackpot," Workman said.
Zaleski said a prolonged strike could affect lotteries.
"(The electricians) are the backbone of the lottery system," Zaleski said. "If calls for repairs came in right now, no one is going to take it."
Four of the electricians work in and around the Treasure Valley. Two work around Coeur d'Alene. Idaho Falls, Lewiston and Twin Falls each have one worker