The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 members have authorized a strike against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) – a move which could leave All-Star Game attendees at Nationals Park in the lurch, and obviously, significantly impact traffic in the D.C. metropolitan region.
According to a union press release, organization officials are meeting with WMATA management on Tuesday to
have a genuine conversation about the issues that got us to this point. it is not our intention to disrupt the MLB All-Star Game[.]
The union last voted to strike in 1978, “resulting in a weeklong ‘wildcat’ strike,” according to Progressive Railroading.