In partnership with ATU, this new collective bargaining agreement positions as an industry leader and will undoubtedly assist in attracting and retaining talented and skilled employees, according to BCT and union officials.  -  Photo: BCT

In partnership with ATU, this new collective bargaining agreement positions as an industry leader and will undoubtedly assist in attracting and retaining talented and skilled employees, according to BCT and union officials.

Photo: BCT

Florida’s Broward County Commission voted for an additional salary increase on top of the already negotiated groundbreaking three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1267 signed in October.

The move will result in an additional $1.25 per hour wage increase, which for example, would increase the starting hourly wage for Broward County Transit (BCT) bus operators to $20.73 — becoming one of the highest in this category. The pay will be retroactive to employees back to October 1.

Reaching the New Agreement

ATU Local 1267, representing more than 1,000 dedicated transit employees, including bus operators, mechanics, junior mechanics, coach service attendants, paint and body technicians, storekeepers, and crew vehicle operators, played a crucial role in crafting this agreement.

In partnership with ATU, this new collective bargaining agreement positions as an industry leader and will undoubtedly assist in attracting and retaining talented and skilled employees, according to BCT and union officials.

“BCT is proud to continue to support and contribute to the work life balance of our dedicated employees and the ATU Local 1267 through higher wages and increased benefits, as we together continue our mission to provide safe, reliable, and efficient transit services to our community,” said BCT CEO/GM Coree Cuff Lonergan.

The new wage increase not only recognizes the hard work and dedication of BCT’s transit employees but also signifies Broward County’s commitment to operational efficiencies and improved quality of life for its valued workforce, the agency added.

 

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