Claypool's comments came after Metra announced a proposed 20 percent hike in one-way fares, a move expected to drive more commuters to the CTA. His tactics echo those Emanuel unsuccessfully used with city worker unions this summer to try to avoid layoffs. Speaking earlier this month, ATU international President Larry Hanley said he found it "incredible that Rahm Emanuel, who personally made $18 million in two years trading his influence in the industry that has brought our nation to financial collapse, is now saying that people who work on the tracks and in buses and subways should not be allowed to go the bathroom. Does Rahm take himself off the clock when he uses the urinal - or is he just using bus drivers and train workers as urinals?" Emanuel promised in April to hold the line on fares.
Contributing: Fran Spielman