LTD and ATU Reach Tentative Labor Agreement
Lane Transit District (LTD) and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757 (ATU) have reached a tentative four-year collective bargaining agreement that increases wages, clarifies work schedules, and adds holidays for the union’s non-supervisory and non-administrative members of Operations, Fleet, Materials Management, and Customer Service departments.
“This four-year agreement reflects the dedication LTD’s frontline employees continue to demonstrate every day to ensure our communities are served,” said Jameson T. Auten, LTD’s Chief Executive Officer. “I appreciate the hard work and patience that both negotiating teams invested to secure an agreement that reflects the District’s mission and values and rewards our coworkers that were our frontlines during the pandemic and beyond ”
Highlights of the tentative agreement include:
- 22% pay increase over the next four years
- $450 bonus for each operator who performs EmX work between November 1 and October 31
- Add Juneteenth and Martin Luther King, Jr. days as observed holidays
- Clarification concerning work assignments and schedules based on workforce levels and service requirements
Improves work-life balance by ensuring every employee receives their regularly scheduled days off
“ATU appreciates that LTD has listened to our concerns and recognized the hard work our members put in every day to serve the community,” said Bill Bradley, ATU 757’s local Executive Officer. “We look forward to continuing to build our partnership so that together we can meet the needs of our community now and in the future.”
Before the contract is final, the tentative contract will be presented to the represented members for ratification. If ratified, LTD’s Board of Directors will vote on the contract at an upcoming board meeting.When approved, the contract would be in effect from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2026.