Metro Increases Security At Union Station After Janitors Raise Alarm Over Verbal And Physical Attacks

"None of these people know what it's like to take out the trash and mop Union Station on the night shift every day; only the workers do,” said Alejandra Valles with SEIU United Service Workers West.

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TheCow21
TheCow21
242 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Raise their wages too. They put up with too much BS compared to these lazy bureaucrats who never use the public transit system but are in charge of it.

MinewtBol
MinewtBol
208 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Shits pretty bad when people are fucking with the janitors

Lowfuji
Lowfuji
173 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Metro increases security after news got out and embarrasses them.

Ok_Discipline_9080
Ok_Discipline_9080
54 · 9 days ago · Reddit

I’m tired of the homeless abusing blue collar workers. I’ve had it. I constantly vote blue, but something has to give democrats. Stop coddling the homeless. They belong in mental hospitals or rehab not the streets. They are mentally sick.

Blockade5
Blockade5
49 · 9 days ago · Reddit

I just read the article and there’s been sexual assault wtf!! When janitors are getting abused there’s a lot of fuckery going on.

PincheVatoWey
PincheVatoWey
41 · 9 days ago · Reddit

We're seeing this pattern more recently. Trash accumulates in certain areas, and nothing gets done until a local news station covers it. The UP rail line becomes a dump as people steal from freight trains. Negative publicity ensues, and then finally something gets done. Same thing with Union Station and the recent LA Times story.

Can we be proactive instead of reactive for once?

scumbag_college
scumbag_college
34 · 9 days ago · Reddit

One time I was using the urinal at Union Station and when I finished and turned around, there was a guy just sitting on the floor behind me smoking crack (I think it was crack?). I was so startled that I just mumbled, "sorry" and scooted around him, as if I was the rude one for interrupting his crack smoking, lol.

Gatorade21
Gatorade21
20 · 9 days ago · Reddit

They only did that shit after they started reporting it on the news.

namewithanumber
namewithanumber
17 · 9 days ago · Reddit

I mean is this really "increasing security"?

Public bathrooms will be locked and have a guard posted outside when janitors clean them. Mental health teams will be deployed to the station, and employees will get regular de-escalation techniques training. And as of Monday, the Los Angeles Police Department is increasing foot beats at Union Station.

Some training and locking the doors while the bathrooms are cleaned?

And increased foot beats by the LAPD... I'm sure they'll be there for a couple hours in the afternoon on a saturday, and not when it gets real sketch at night.

115MRD
115MRD
15 · 9 days ago · Reddit

What a coincidence that the sheriff department’s contract with Metro is up in a few months.

Like when a pro athlete starts showing up to practice on time for the first time in years right before they’re about to become a free agent…

AngryScallion
AngryScallion
13 · 9 days ago · Reddit

There's always been plenty of security in the station. More isn't going to make a difference simply because you're not going to find anyone willing to get into altercations with drug addicts and crazy people every moment of their shift. I don't blame them, I wouldn't risk getting shanked for near minimum wage either.

roxwashedsocks
roxwashedsocks
9 · 9 days ago · Reddit

literally fuck these vagrants. de-escalation training for employees? Fuck off Metro.

todd0x1
todd0x1
8 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Why is there not a separate transit police department? Like the airport has?