July 28, 2016

Santa Cruz Metro drivers narrowly avoid layoffs

Santa Cruz Metro bus drivers narrowly avoided being laid off, when a new budget was reached Friday, June 24, saving the drivers’ jobs. The budget hinges on a pending sales tax ballot measure to be voted on by taxpayers in the November elections. Metro approved a two-year budget on Friday that preserves the 146 full-time […]

Santa Cruz bus operators ratify new contracts

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — UTU-represented members employed as bus operators by the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District have become “the highest-paid bus operators in America” following ratification of a new three-year labor agreement, said Bonnie Morr, vice president of the UTU Bus Department. UTU Local 23 members ratified two agreements – the one by bus operators, […]