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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Eyewitness News has uncovered hundreds of CATS bus drivers threatening to walk off the job.

"We are prepared to strike," said Kevin Moss, General Chairman United Transportation Union Local 1715.

It is a decision that could impact more than 80,000 people who ride the bus every day in Charlotte.

"It's not about money, it's about building morale and doing what is right," Moss said.

In a Channel 9 exclusive, Eyewitness News anchor Erica Bryant learned hundreds of city bus drivers are so frustrated by working conditions they are calling for a potential work-stoppage.

Moss speaks for and represents more than 600 CATS bus drivers.

He said his union members have reached a breaking point in negotiations with Transportation Management of Charlotte, the private company that operates the city's bus service.

Drivers and the company started contract negotiations in July and they are deadlocked.

Now, a federal mediator has been called in to help.

"We've brought these concerns to the company on numerous occasions and our concerns have fallen on deaf ears," said Moss.

Some of the drivers' concerns include:

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is announcing the launch of “See Something, Say Something” ELERTS mobile app.

“CATS encourages many alternative modes of travel including trains, buses, vanpooling, biking and walking. We are pleased to partner with Charlotte B-cycle to offer convenient and accessible transportation that contributes to the overall health and air quality of the Charlotte region,” said Carolyn Flowers, CEO of CATS.

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