Metro bus and train workers have a new 3.5-year union contract.
For the first time in three years, Metro’s bus and train drivers and mechanics could have a new contract by the end of today.
You may have heard the commercials from the Amalgamated Transit Union criticizing a Metro board member for handing out a recipe for Oreo cookies to union negotiators.
The union has held several demonstrations this week to call attention to Metro CEO John Nations getting a $75,000 wage hike, while workers remain in a contract dispute.
Union workers at Metro, the local transit agency, are meeting and greeting commuters this morning to call attention to their quest for a new contract.
The bus then veered off the road and hit a fence.
Metro spokesperson Patti Beck says the fare increase marks the latest phase of their long-range plan, and will boost passenger income by more than $2 million a year.
It appears that shots were meant for a man in a passing car who was struck in the back.
Metro president John Nations says each “articulated” bus is 60 feet long with 54 seats and a lot more room for standing.
Metro Transit’s governing board has decided to raise the fare for MetroLink train travel by $.25 per ride, making a one-way ticket cost $2.50 come July 1.