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MBTA trolley driver fired for using cellphone during 2017 crash

Security and Safety | February 8, 2018

In an MBTA Transit Police affidavit filed in Dorchester District Court, investigators said the driver told authorities he reached into his backpack to “take a quick peek” at his phone shortly before the Dec. 29 crash.

NJ Transit weighing disciplinary actions for no-show train engineers

Management & Operations| July 20, 2017

It's unclear how many of the cancellations stemmed from engineers exercising a contract provision that allows them to take two days to report for work when schedule changes are made.

Management & Operations| July 18, 2017

BYD commits to hiring from communities facing significant barriers to employment

In addition to targeting veterans and returning citizens, will also target populations that have historically been excluded from the manufacturing industry, such as women and African-Americans.

Management & Operations| June 27, 2016

WMATA to eliminate 500 positions

Last month, GM Paul Wiedefeld fired 20 managers, including seven senior managers. The process of actually laying off employees will take several months. 

Rail| June 22, 2016

Feds ask NJ TRANSIT, rail unions to extend strike deadline

If there is no agreement and a strike or lockout occurs, Congress could impose its own settlement under Federal Railway Labor law, with such a settlement proposed as a bill.

Management & Operations| May 24, 2016

D.C. Metro fires 20 managers

The agency declined to specify what departments the fired managers worked in or what any of the managers’ individual job responsibilities were, however according to reports one-third worked in subway operations.

Bus| June 5, 2014

S.F. Muni increases services as 'sickout' dwindles

Service availability has steadily improved over the past few days, and was expected to provide approximately 90% of Thursday morning's service. The union's president said Tuesday the labor group has nothing to do with the sick calls.
Bus| June 3, 2014

San Francisco Muni enters day two of 'sickout'

The sickout came amid displeasure over a proposed labor agreement that was the subject of a vote Friday by Muni operators.
Bus| April 29, 2014

OCTA reaches new labor agreements

Both of the contracts with Teamsters Local 952, which represents its coach operators and maintenance employees, run through 2016 and call for no change in wages for the first year and a 4.5% increase in the second and third years, respectively.
Bus| August 16, 2012

L.A. Metro, ATU reach labor agreement

Membership ratified the proposed contract Wednesday night and now the contract will be presented to the Metro board of directors for its approval in September.
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