Transit Drivers Union's Board Votes to Recommend Accepting Latest Contract Proposal

Transit Drivers Union's Board Votes to Recommend Accepting Latest Contract Proposal Photo: KSTP

December 14, 2017 06:08 PM

The executive board of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005, representing Metro Transit bus and light rail drivers, has voted to recommend its membership vote yes on the contract proposal issued by the Metropolitan Council Wednesday.

A release from ATU Local 1005 president Mark Lawson said membership will vote on the proposal Sunday and Monday. The ballots will be counted Monday night.

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RELATED: Metropolitan Council Issues Contract Proposal to Drivers

The new proposal is a three-year term, which includes a two-and-a-half percent wage rate increase and improved partial sick leave. 

The final contract proposal also includes a new operator safety barrier pilot program to address driver safety concerns. 

RELATED: Metro Transit Bus Drivers' Union, Met Council 'Make Progress' in Contract Talks

Ratification would end the threat of a potential strike by drivers during the Super Bowl.
 

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