ATU Local 192
At the request of AC Transit management and Gov. Jerry Brown, a judge today granted a 60-day cooling-off period that bars the bus agency’s employees from striking in the next two months.
Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he will seek a 60-day cooling-off period in the labor dispute between AC Transit and its workers, which nearly led to a strike last week.
A three-person panel appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown was holding a hearing Monday on a labor dispute between AC Transit and its workers that nearly led to a strike last week.
With BART and AC Transit workers possibly going on strike, a new analysis shows how much money unions representing transit workers donate to state lawmakers.
AC Transit’s board of directors asked Gov. Jerry Brown to seek a 60-day cooling off period to eliminate the possibility that the bus agency’s employees could go on strike this week.
Leaders of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192, which represents about 1,800 bus drivers, mechanics, dispatchers, clerical and other workers, had recommended that employees approve the tentative agreement, which was reached last Wednesday.
The union representing nearly 1,800 AC transit workers said it reached a tentative contract agreement with the agency late Tuesday night, averting a strike that would have impacted more than 180,000 daily riders.
Ongoing contract talks between AC Transit’s management and the union that represents its bus operators and mechanics recessed Tuesday without an agreement but will resume on Wednesday, a management spokesman said.
While BART workers may strike, union workers at AC Transit have voted to authorize a strike if they and their transit agency can’t agree on a new contract.
AC Transit and its 1,750 bus drivers and mechanics have reached an agreement on a new three-year contract, which ends months of labor strife and avoids weekend service cuts that had been planned for December, both sides said Tuesday.