Management & Operations

OCTA approves contract, ending strike

Posted on July 17, 2007

The Orange County Transportation Authority’s (OCTA) Board of Directors approved a new collective bargaining agreement with its coach operators Monday morning, ending a week-long strike by the Teamsters Union.

 

Bus drivers began reporting to work as scheduled Monday. Service had been limited to a single route since July 7 when the strike began. Officials at OCTA have announced that rides will be free for passengers through Thursday, July 19. Regular fares will resume on Friday, when service is expected to be back at 100 percent. Under the new contract, all 1,100 coach operators will receive a 14.7 percent increase in wages and benefits over the next three years. In the third year, entry level operators will earn $15.22 an hour, with the top rate at five years of $23.92 an hour, the agency reports.

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

More News

New Flyer to invest $28 million in Ky. facility

The Shepherdsville, Ky. facility will fabricate parts for the manufacture of New Flyer transit buses, MCI motorcoaches, and spare parts for NFI Parts.

MCI names San Francisco Bay Area leadership team

The team consists of Mike Albertolle, manager of business development and service; Matthew Hiibel, service manager; Roland Schauer, shop supervisor; and Roman Bystron, parts supervisor.

Minn. Metro Transit union workers threaten strike during Super Bowl

The union’s president noted that although the most recent agreement was overwhelmingly rejected, he is optimistic an agreement will be reached before the deadline.

COMTO launching new Washington State chapter

Local charter agency members and supporters of COMTO Washington State include Pierce Transit, the Seattle Department of Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation, Community Transit, and the Port of Seattle.

New York drops 'ladies and gentlemen' for more inclusive announcements

Effective immediately, subway conductors and bus drivers have been instructed to use gender-neutral language when communicating, such as "passengers," "riders," and "everyone."

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