Bus

Cleveland RTA, police union reach labor agreement

Posted on June 7, 2011

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and the Fraternal Order of Police - Ohio Labor Council (FOP - OLC) agreed on a new labor contract, which RTA's board of trustees approved on Tuesday.

The new contract, which was ratified nearly unanimously by FOP members, is effective through Feb. 28, 2014.

New provisions of the contract include a wage freeze from March 2010 to September 2011, with a 1.75 percent wage increase in September 2011, based on RTA's actual increases in revenues from passenger fares and sales tax during 2010. Starting in March 2012 and March 2013, wage adjustments, if any, will be based on actual increases in RTA passenger and sales tax revenues for the previous year, with a cap of 3 percent. If RTA doesn't see an increase in these revenues, there will be no increase in wages.

"RTA is excited to make this agreement that ties a wage increase, if any, to RTA's ability to pay those increases. This is the only way to assure that if RTA's services to the public are stable or growing," said RTA's CEO/GM Joe Calabrese. "Additionally, tying in financial incentives to encourage healthy employees is a growing trend in many businesses around the world, benefiting both employee and employer in the long run."

There are 104 active FOP members working for RTA, which is the smaller of RTA's two unions. There is still no new labor agreement with the Amalgamated Transit Union, which is the larger union at RTA. Negotiations have been ongoing for the last two years.

 

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

More News

Chinese company unveils 'Transit Elevated Bus'

The bus is supported by two legs that run along rails laid along the roadside. The legs allow the buses frame to glide high above the gridlock at speeds of up to approximately 37 miles per hour.

Last Chance for Innovative Solutions Award submissions

Have you recently partnered with a solutions provider within the last year to implement a new innovation at your operation that has helped you save money, run more efficiently, streamline operations, improved customer satisfaction or increased ridership? Tell us what you did and how it has positively impacted your business.

NY MTA introduces the first of more than 2,000 state-of-the-art buses

After more than three decades of bearing more than a passing resemblance to refrigerators on wheels, the appearance of North America’s largest transit bus fleet is undergoing a stunning transformation

NY MTA rolls out first of 75 state-of-the-art New Flyer buses

In March, Gov. Cuomo announced the addition of 2,042 buses, equipped with Wi-Fi and USB charging ports, to the MTA fleet over the next five years, replacing 40% of the current fleet.

Dallas' DART takes top spot at APTA's International Bus Roadeo

The Grand Champion Award recognizes the system with the highest combined bus operator and maintenance team score.

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