Teamsters Local 570, representing bus drivers, mechanics, and utility/washers in Loudoun County, Va. accepted Veolia Transportation's proposed labor contract presented to union leadership on Thursday. The vote followed more than a year of negotiations by the two parties.
The four-year package includes among other items, substantial wage increases for everyone in the bargaining unit for each year of the contract. Wage adjustments are retroactive to Feb. 1, 2011.
Veolia Transportation has operated service in Loudoun County since 1999. The company currently employs 63 full time and 15 part-time bus drivers, mechanics, and utility/washers and operates commuter services on 48 routes in Loudoun County.