Transit- Union representing AC Transit workers rejects labor deal – The Daily Californian

Posted: August 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

Aug. 20, 2013

The union representing AC Transit workers rejected a labor contract deal with the Bay Area bus system over the weekend, just weeks after the union threatened to strike, according to a report by the Contra Costa Times.

The contract agreement between the union, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192, and AC Transit was tentatively been put forward on Aug. 6 but was overwhelmingly voted down by union members in a vote of 576 to 257, with nearly 70 percent voting against the deal.

The rejected contract would have instituted a 9.5 percent pay increase for workers over the course of three years but would have also have required them to begin contributing a share of their medical insurance premiums, the Contra Costa Times reports.

The union represents 1,760 workers, including bus drivers, mechanics, dispatchers and clerical workers.

via Union representing AC Transit workers rejects labor deal – The Daily Californian.

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