Bus

ATU approves tentative BART contract agreement

Posted on August 26, 2009

Members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 (ATU) voted Tuesday to approve the four-year tentative agreement reached with the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) on August 16th.

The tentative agreement, along with agreements already approved by Service Employees International Union Local 1021 (SEIU) and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), provides these three unions' share of achieving BART's goal of cutting $100 million in labor costs over four years.

BART is working to eliminate an estimated $310 million, four-year deficit amid a decline in ridership, state transit funding and sales tax revenue.

The agreement covers four years; caps BART's medical costs, but still provides full-family medical coverage for $85/month; suspends BART's contributions to secondary retirement accounts; eliminates wasteful work rules to provide greater flexibility in station agent and foreworker assignments, modifies train operator shuttle break language, reduces union business leave, and modifies beneficial past practices and grievance procedures; and freezes base salaries and provides lump sum payments of $500 in FY2011, $1,000 in FY2012 and $1,500 in FY2013.

BART and interested bargaining units will also join in studying the feasibility of extending the eligibility for retiree medical benefits to 15 years for new hires through a change in legislation. If the legislation is amended and all parties agree to the 15-year eligibility schedule, and if the schedule saves BART money, the parties agree to discuss allocation of savings including potential allocation to wage increases.

The tentative agreement must be ratified by the BART Board of Directors at its next regularly scheduled September meeting before taking effect. 

 

 

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Grande West, Alliance Bus Group land 100 Vicinity bus order

Grande West’s total firm orders for 2017/2018 delivery are for over 350 buses valued at over $130 million.

Scully named ‘Outstanding’ Business Member

The award recognizes service to the organization, and particularly in Scully’s case, legislative advocacy on behalf of North American mass transit.

MCI unveils D45 CRT LE coach at APTA EXPO

Deliveries of the Buy-America compliant, Altoona-tested clean-diesel coach are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2018. An all-electric version is also in development and will be released in 2020.

Proterra Catalyst E2 sets world record, drives 1,101 miles on single charge

Proterra’s 40-foot Catalyst E2 max traveled 1,101.2 miles with 660 kWh of energy storage capacity. For the last three consecutive years, the company has demonstrated improved range and battery performance.

Nova Bus designing vehicles to handle city’s toughest challenges

From standard 40-foot buses to high-capacity articulated BRT vehicles, clean diesel to hybrid-electric, and from 100% electric to natural gas propulsion, Nova buses have the capacity to respond to any type of service demand at any time.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close