Metro workers picket outside transit agency’s headquarters, demand new contract : News 8-28-14

Posted: August 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. LOUIS • Dozens of Metro workers picketed outside Metro headquarters Thursday afternoon to demand the agency finalize a new contract with their union, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 788.The union represents about 1,500 bus and commuter train drivers, mechanics and clerical workers, who have worked without a contract for about three years. Its members say they are angered that Metro President and CEO John Nations was recently given a contract extension through 2020 and a $75,000 raise. Nations will earn a salary of $325,000 starting in the fall of 2015.“If you can get a raise, why can’t you give us a fair contract?” asked Pandora Holman, 49, of East St. Louis, who said she had driven a bus for Metro for 26 years. “We need to feed our families.”

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