Bus

SORTA, union approve labor agreement

Posted on March 16, 2011

Earlier this week, the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 627 membership voted to approve a three-year labor contract with the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority's (SORTA) Metro, effective through Jan. 31, 2014. The vote was 409 to 49. The current contract expired at midnight on Jan. 31, 2011.

The new contract also must receive approval from the SORTA board of trustees, which will meet on Friday.

Approximately 676 Metro bus drivers, mechanics and operations support employees are covered by this new contract, which establishes wages, benefits and work rules.

Balancing costs with employees' needs was the key to forging this mutually beneficial contract, according to Metro CEO/GM Terry Garcia Crews. "Both union and management have struggled with how to give our employees a fair, competitive package while remaining fiscally responsible in these lean budget times. This contract meets the needs of employees and the taxpayers who fund our service and can be accommodated within our 2011 budget," she said.

Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 17 million rides per year in the Greater Cincinnati area.

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

More News

First Transit awarded Philadelphia American Airlines shuttle ops contract

The company will transport passengers on the ramp side of the airport between all terminals serving the airline. The contract also includes preventative maintenance.

REV Bus Group partners with Schetky NW Bus Sales for spring events

Will present Champion Bus unit at Schetky booth at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference and Tradeshow (formerly ALFA) in Denver May 9 to 12.

XL Hybrids introduces cloud-based fleet analytics system

XL Link is currently measuring key performance indicators in vehicles equipped with XL3® Hybrid Electric Drive Systems for major fleets, such as the City of Boston, Yale University, AmeriPride Services and Montgomery County, Md., to name a few.

Truck plows into Las Vegas transit bus, injures 15

One truck passenger, a woman who wasn’t wearing a seat belt, is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, while the driver and the other occupants of the truck were also hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries, including broken legs. Ten bus passengers also were sent to hospitals, but their injuries were minor or nonlife-threatening.

Haldex launches Midland value line brand in North America

Midland products today include actuators, air tanks, air coils and air tubes as well as electrical coils, clutch, fittings, glad-hands and water pumps.

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