Navigating strike negotiations

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Monday was the first day union drivers and mechanics for the Greater Dayton RTA went on strike. The two sides are at odds over wages and health insurance premiums.

“No one wins in a strike,” said John LeBlanc, a business professor at Cedarville University.

He spent 30 years leading various manufacturing facilities and companies in the Midwest. He joined us on Five on 2 to discuss the negotiation process and what it takes to end a strike. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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