BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The CEO of the Capitol Area Transit System says he will not be giving up his seat anytime soon amidst controversy.
Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle at a press conference earlier this year demanded that Bob Mirabito give up his seat as the bus companies CEO. She accused Mirabito of intimidating his employees and violating their civil rights by suspending them after employees would voice their work condition concerns.
Thursday, Mirabito said he isn't planning on resigning and letting his work speak for itself.
"There are a lot of things that have been accomplished under my leadership," said Mirabito. "And I am planning on being here for a long time and continuing on going down that road."
Mirabito said in regards to employees civil rights being violated, he said that isn't the case.
"At no time have the rights of any union leaders have been stepped on," said Mirabito "An operator has the opportunity to do informational picketing as long as all the rules and regulations are followed," he explained.
Mirabito said he and councilwoman Marcelle talked earlier this week and will meet with in the future. He also explained the bus company will introduce three quality improvement teams that will address any work condition concerns.