August 1, 2011

AC Transit: Labor decisions save $7M

Oakland, Calif.-based AC Transit's board of directors made decisions regarding three separate labor unions that will see the employees contribute 10 percent of the cost of their monthly medical and dental insurance premiums and receive one less paid holiday. The agreement will result in significant savings of almost $7.3 million through early 2014, according to AC Transit.

The three labor unions include: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 1245; the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Local 3916; and Unrepresented Employees.

AFSCME, Local 3916, represents approximately 200 managers, professionals, supervisors, paraprofessionals and administrative staff. Their Collective Bargaining Agreement will result in wage reductions of 5 percent through June 30, 2013 for a total savings to AC in the amount of $5,785,920 through March of 2014.

IBEW, Local 1245, represents approximately 25 Electricians, Electronic Technicians, and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning specialists. The IBEW Collective Bargaining Agreement implements work schedule changes. Base wages will remain the same. The result of this agreement will be a total savings to the District of $667,800 through March of 2014.

Unrepresented employee wages will be cut by 3 percent, which in conjunction with a cancellation of a planned 2 percent increase last year will result in an equal 5 percent decrease in wages to that of AFSCME.

An agreement with the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 192 was reached last year.

"These agreements provide much needed labor cost stability over the next two years for AC Transit," said Interim GM Mary King. "These savings along with the approval of a balanced biennial budget through June 30, 2013, leave the District at a point where we anticipate financial stability if no further outside revenue sources are cut."

 

deli.cio.us digg it stumble upon newsvine
[ Request More Info about this product / service / company ]


E-NEWSLETTER

Receive the latest Metro E-Newsletters in your inbox!

Join the Metro E-Newsletters and receive the latest news in your e-mail inbox once a week. SIGN UP NOW!

View the latest eNews
Express Tuesday | Express Thursday | University Transit

White Papers

Factors in Transit Bus Ramp Slope and Wheelchair-Seated Passenger Safety Nearly 3 million U.S. adults are wheelchair or scooter users1, and as the population ages this number is expected to rise. Many wheelchair users rely upon public transportation to access work, medical care, school and social activities.

Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.

The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.

More white papers


 
DIGITAL EDITION

The full contents of Metro Magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features. View the current issue