Drivers To Vote on "Best & Last" Metro Transit Offer

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metro transit bus ii Drivers To Vote on "Best & Last" Metro Transit Offer

They have yet to talk about a transit strike in the Twin Cities. But 2,000 union workers are set to vote on what’s called the “best and final offer” from Metro Transit. In a message to its rank-and-file, the Amalgamated Transit Union local 1005 says negotiators for the two sides met on Tuesday with a mediator and a new offer was made by Metro Transit. Two weeks ago the 2

 

 

,200 bus drivers, train operators and other union members overwhelmingly rejected an initial offer that called for a wage freeze and increases in health insurance premiums. The terms of this latest offer have not been disclosed. Union members will hear details in a meeting on Sunday morning and will spend the next two days voting. So far there’s been no talk of a strike. The last transit strike in the Twin Cities was in 2004 and lasted six weeks. 

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