Metro Transit Workers Vote In Favor Of New Deal

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Metro transit employees are going to work Tuesday morning knowing they have a new contract under their belt.

Employees overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract, according to a report from the Star Tribune. About 92 percent of employees voted in favor of the new deal, which covers 2,200 bus drivers, train operators and mechanics.

Their previous contract expired in July, but they continued to work through the negotiation process. Union officials said the new contract will give workers a two percent raise each year over the three years.

The new contract means employees will not be going on strike, as the last time they did was a six-week work stoppage in the spring of 2004.

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