Transit- San Francisco Bay area transit agency union approves tentative, 4-year labor deal (1/4/14 3:32 pm)

Posted: January 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

Jan. 4, 2014

OAKLAND, California — One of the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency\’s largest unions has voted to approve a tentative four-year labor deal after months of difficult negotiations.

KTVU-TV reports (http://bit.ly/JAM63p ) that members of the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1555 voted Friday to approve the contract, settling a dispute over paid medical leave for employees.

BART\’s board on Thursday approved the new deal that dropped a clause granting union members up to six weeks of paid family medical leave that BART said was mistakenly included and would cost $44 million if one-third of the agency\’s workers took advantage of it.

Instead, workers will get an extended bereavement leave and potential bonuses.

The agency\’s other main union, SEIU Local 1021, will vote on the contract on Jan. 13.

via San Francisco Bay area transit agency union approves tentative, 4-year labor deal (1/4/14 3:32 pm).

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s