An attempt is made to explain the factors behind section 13c. Section 13c represents labor's request for recognition that the transit worker had some legitimate interests and certain rights that had been damaged in the process of transition from private to public employment before 1964. In recognizing the need for fair and equitable treatment of labor, Congress recognized that the transit workers have rights that must be considered by the federal government and that they should be protected. The basic thrust against section 13c seems to be based on the fact that the movement to the public sector has focused a much broader dispute about the structure for wage determination in state and local public employment in general. There is also a great deal of opposition to collective bargaining from local governments. It is still an open question whether the U.S. Department of Transportation feels the need for section 13c protection in the area of operating assistance. There are legitimate differences of opinion as to the structure and application of section 13c.

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