A judge is expected to issue a ruling Monday in a contract dispute involving drivers and management for AC Transit.
The union representing drivers asked an Alameda County Superior Court judge on Friday for an injunction that would stop management from continuing to impose a new contract until an arbitrator can weigh in on the dispute.READ MORE: UPDATE: Suspect In Cal Poly Student Kristin Smart's 1996 Disappearance, Paul Flores, Reportedly Arrested
Transit district officials imposed the new contract last month after three months of talks failed to reach a new labor deal.READ MORE: Update: Bay Area Counties Pausing Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Shots; State Continuing With Plans To Reopen On June 15
Meanwhile, transit officials have been forced to cut some routes because of drivers calling in sick.MORE NEWS: State Attorney General Will Oversee Sexual Assault Investigation Of Windsor Mayor Dominic Foppoli
Union officials say drivers aren’t taking part in a sickout, but management says about 15 to 20 percent of the transit system’s drivers have been failing to show up for work.