November 27, 2014

Work rules, discipline policy keys to LACMTA deal

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SMART Transportation Division members represented by General Committee of Adjustment GO 875 have approved a new agreement with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority that attains all of the goals sought by the committee’s negotiating team. The general committee represents bus and light and heavy rail operators throughout the county’s transportation system, as well [...]

Slain UTU bus operator eulogized at funeral

Some 600 mourners – including more than 300 coworkers and UTU officials — attended the funeral June 9 of slain Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) bus operator Alan Thomas, who was murdered May 20 by a lone passenger. Also in attendance were law enforcement officials, transit executives and political leaders and representatives of other labor [...]

LACMTA bus operators have new contract

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Williams LOS ANGELES – The almost 5,000 UTU members employed by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) have ratified a new contract, through June 30, 2014, by better than a three-to-one margin. The new contract provides for wage increases, a signing bonus, improved work rules, narrows the pay gap between the top and bottom [...]