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.
July 16, 2012
The agency’s Last Best Offer takes effect as the union contract. The new contract is retroactive to when the previous contract with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 757 expired, November 30, 2009. The new contract expires November 30, 2012.
June 29, 2012
About 50 Detroit DOT drivers have reported seeing the bugs on buses. The agency says that that any buses reported to have bedbugs will be cleaned and fumigated. The union says the agency needs to take more preventive measures.
Approximately 181 employees are represented by ATU 1277 including bus operators, mechanics, facility maintenance and utility employees. The agreement will be effective April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2014.
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