AC Transit workers ratify labor deal avert strike
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Workers with a major San Francisco Bay area bus system ratified a labor deal, ending the threat of a strike.
The Contra Costa Times reports (http://bit.ly/1eLD29T ) that Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District drivers, mechanics, dispatchers and clerical workers on Friday voted for the agreement, which includes a 9.5-percent wage increase over the next 3 years.
The nearly 2,000 workers rejected two previous proposals negotiated between the union and AC Transit.
Under the new agreement, AC Transit workers will make a flat monthly contribution of $125 per employee for health care.
The transit system's board of directors is scheduled to vote on the agreement next month.
Information from: Contra Costa Times, http://www.contracostatimes.com