February 13, 2014
The railcar servicer apprentice program provides employment opportunities for ex-offenders, people completing substance-abuse programs, victims of spousal abuse and others.
December 11, 2013
Trains will be cleaned only on the midnight shifts starting at the first of the year, because the CTA is eliminating all morning and mid-afternoon jobs for car servicer positions, which was part of the agency’s ex-offenders program.
August 6, 2013
The new agreement provides for a wage increase of 9.5% that will be phased in over the three years of the contract.
April 29, 2013
Grievances included low pay, severe discipline, and denied requests for bathroom breaks.
April 25, 2013
The bus driver, a 28-year veteran, was pulling a bus into a traffic lane on the large lot behind Vancouver-based C-Tran’s administrative office when they struck another driver who was on foot walking toward another bus.
February 14, 2013
No planned service restoration or cuts. The agency continues to face financial hurdles and uncertainty, but expects some breathing room due to an arbitrator’s selection of management’s labor contract proposal. Additionally, the agency continues to invest in new buses as they are cheaper to maintain and provide a better ride for customers.
December 26, 2012
The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the ATU and ACI expired on June 30, 2012. Two 90-day extensions have occurred to allow for greater discussion; the second extension is set to end on Dec. 31, 2012.
August 20, 2012
Includes nearly $60 million in concessions. A two-year wage freeze will save the agency $19.6 million. A key provision lets the union to void the contract if the state and county don't provide adequate future funding and the authority is forced to lay off employees or close garages.
August 16, 2012
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.
August 14, 2012
An arbitration panel ruled that Metro could continue to screen employees for sleep disorders, but needed to provide temporary provisional cards so workers could work while waiting for a sleep study.
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