Rail

Chicago Transit announces crucial labor agreement

Posted on October 10, 2012

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced a tentative agreement with one of the CTA’s oldest labor unions that will provide more flexibility and cost savings for construction work. The changes will allow the CTA to hire additional iron workers to repair and maintain the system’s aging infrastructure more efficiently.

The one-year agreement with the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Local Union #1 covers nearly 70 ironworkers at the CTA. Among the changes from the previous agreement are new flexibility for structuring work shifts and more flexibility to utilize foremen.

The agreement helps lower overtime costs by allowing the CTA to more efficiently run three consecutive work shifts at regular time, instead of overtime. The new work rules also lower the number of required workers on the afternoon shift, which includes the afternoon rush hour and is typically the least-efficient shift.

Also, the agreement makes foremen more productive by allowing them to both supervise and work alongside journeyman iron workers, increasing project efficiency.

The agreement also calls for a $1.04 increase in hourly wage rates for workers and foremen, and CTA contributions to the union’s health and pension funds.

The tentative agreement is expected to be ratified by Local #1’s membership and the Chicago Transit Board later this year.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Sound Transit lands FTA Full Funding Agreement for light rail extension

The project will serve a dense suburban corridor where the existing roadway network is constrained and travel options are limited to two congested roadways.

Metrolink completes $32M train station modernization project

The theme of the Van Nuys Station honors the long-closed General Motors assembly plant, which from 1947 to 1992 produced cars.

NY MTA unveils first look of next-gen subway cars

Board approved the $1.4 billion contract award of 535 R211 cars to Kawasaki Rail Car Inc. in 2018.

BART to launch ambassador program on trains for safety, security

Uniformed personnel will be equipped with radios to report safety and security concerns or biohazards.

WMATA's rail ridership up 20K trips on weekdays in 2019

The agency reports that customer-focused improvements implemented last year contributed to the increase in rail ridership.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation