August 16, 2012

L.A. Metro, ATU reach labor agreement

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) reached a three-year contract with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), representing over 2,300 bus and rail maintenance employees.

"Metro is pleased to announce that it has reached a three-year agreement with the ATU, which includes a very modest increase in compensation and adjustments to the health and welfare program for union workers," said Metro GM, employee and labor relations, Richard Hunt.

Metro and ATU reached a tentative agreement last week. ATU 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.

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