This came over the transom from the Orange County Transportation Authority:
Governor Approves OCTA Request to Halt Strike
State board appointed to investigate negotiations and submit a report on findings
ORANGE – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger intervened Monday halting a strike and ordering a cooling-off period between the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and coach operator union leaders. He determined a strike would significantly disrupt public transportation and endanger the public’s health, safety or welfare.
As requested by OCTA officials last week, he will appoint a state board to investigate the negotiations and make a written report within seven days. The board will include Kelly Montgomery, Edna Francis and Justice Harry Low. The report will be a public document that includes facts – not recommendations. During this period, a strike is prohibited. Upon receipt of the report, the governor may request that the attorney general petition the court for an injunction against a strike for a 60-day period.