July 24, 2014

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

James Williams; William, James

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 [...]