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Pierce Transit and ATU Local #758 Announce Tentative Labor Agreement
August 19th, 2012LAKEWOOD, WA â€“ Pierce Transit and Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local #758 have come to a tentative agreement that has no wage increases and redesigns medical and dental benefit plans over a three-year labor contract.â€¨â€¨
"I am very grateful ATU Local #758 leadership came back to the bargaining table," said Lynne Griffith, Pierce Transit CEO. "As everyone continues to navigate through difficult economic conditions, it's important for the public to recognize that we understand their expectations for keeping down costs and maintaining the best service possible. This tentative agreement reflects what we've heard from the community and our Board of Commissioners."â€¨â€¨
"Whether driving a bus, answering customer service calls, working in maintenance, or any of the many other critical jobs at Pierce Transit, our ATU members are highly skilled professionals, proud of their public service," said Don McKnight, ATU Local #758 President. "This agreement is about saving jobs, not just the jobs of Pierce Transit employees, but the tens of thousands who rely on the vital service that our members provide every day."
â€¨â€¨A vote to ratify the tentative agreement by ATU Local #758 membership will take place soon. ATU Local #758 represents 708 Pierce Transit employees. â€¨â€¨
More information about Pierce Transit can be found by visiting www.piercetransit.org. More information about ATU Local #758 can be found at www.atu758.org.