Metro, Union Close to a Contract

Talks between Metro and its largest employees union could be close to an end.

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – There’s hope that the long-running talks between Metro and its largest employees union could be close to an end.

After five years without a contract and two years of negotiating, those on both sides of the table say recent talks have been “productive” and they’re hoping to have a deal “soon”.

Metro CEO John Nations says the sticking points continue to be pay and pension.

“We’ve put a lot of time and a lot of effort on both sides understanding exactly the financial situation that we are in like so many others around the country,” says Nations.

Sources tell KMOX the Amalgamated Transit Union’s leadership is writing a new proposal which they hope to present to Metro soon.

The ATU represents operators, mechanics and some clerical staff.

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