January 14, 2014
Teamsters employees will see their first wage increase in six years next July, when a 2.5% raise will kick in, under the new agreement. The following year wages will increase 2.75%. Agency contributions to employee benefits will also rise.
March 25, 2013
Supervisors are seeking a more in-depth review than an audit earlier this year, according to a board member.
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 28, 2011
Agreement reached between LIRR and the Transportation Communications Union modifies some contractual work rules and provides enough savings to avert the planned layoff of 17 ticket clerks in 2011. That would have resulted in the closure of ticket offices and the reduction of ticket window hours at a total of over 18 LIRR stations.
January 18, 2011
A possible strike loomed if the rank and file had voted not to ratify the tentative agreement worked out by management and union negotiators. A previous tentative agreement between the parties did fail to win ratification in two previous votes, most recently on Dec. 23, 2010.
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