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June 27, 1996 | JOHN O'DELL
Some Orange County bus drivers are still seething over wage and benefit cuts in their new contract. And they're putting the blame squarely on Ed J. Mireles. Mireles is the leader of Teamsters Local 952, which represents 735 county bus drivers. In recent days, more than 300 of them have signed a petition demanding that Mireles be removed from office, says bus driver Terry Crane. Mireles "used undue influence to extract the ratification of this outrageous contract," the petition alleges.
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December 14, 2004 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
Orange County's transit board on Monday officially ended nearly nine months of contentious labor negotiations by unanimously approving a new contract for the county's 1,200 bus drivers. "It's a fair contract for the authority, for our bus drivers and for the public that utilizes our bus system each day," said Ted Nguyen, spokesman for the Orange County Transportation Authority. Under the agreement, effective immediately, the top drivers' wage of $20.02 per hour will increase to $21.
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April 28, 1996 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County bus drivers voted convincingly Saturday to stay on their jobs and accept wage and benefit cuts that they had rejected twice before rather than stage a strike that may have crippled the county's bus system. The 319-228 vote came in the wake of an eight-hour, closed-door meeting with a federal mediator on Friday during which negotiators agreed to extend the original three-year contract by two years and slightly sweeten the deal for the drivers.
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December 13, 2004 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
After nearly nine months of contentious labor negotiations, Orange County's bus drivers have ratified a new contract, union officials said Sunday. It was the second time union members voted on an agreement in two months. The Orange County Transportation Authority and the union had reached a tentative agreement in late October, but members defeated it because drivers wanted a higher cost-of-living raise.
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March 3, 1990 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
Dozens of passengers in Orange County were stranded Friday as Greyhound Lines Inc.'s drivers went on strike after their contract expired, shutting down at least 80% of the country's only nationwide bus system. "I've never seen it like this before," said Bernice Koch, who waited three hours at the Anaheim terminal for a bus to San Diego. "It's terrible. It's chaotic."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2004 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
Orange County's transit board on Monday officially ended nearly nine months of contentious labor negotiations by unanimously approving a new contract for the county's 1,200 bus drivers. "It's a fair contract for the authority, for our bus drivers and for the public that utilizes our bus system each day," said Ted Nguyen, spokesman for the Orange County Transportation Authority. Under the agreement, effective immediately, the top drivers' wage of $20.02 per hour will increase to $21.
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August 2, 2000
Bus drivers and mechanics from the state-administered Compton Unified School District held a mock funeral procession Tuesday to protest the privatization of the district's transportation department. At least 75 workers, union representatives and their supporters demonstrated against a $3-million contract recently awarded by Randall Ward, the district's state-appointed administrator, to First Student, a private bus company.
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December 13, 2004 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
After nearly nine months of contentious labor negotiations, Orange County's bus drivers have ratified a new contract, union officials said Sunday. It was the second time union members voted on an agreement in two months. The Orange County Transportation Authority and the union had reached a tentative agreement in late October, but members defeated it because drivers wanted a higher cost-of-living raise.
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November 10, 1998 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 200 Orange County bus mechanics could strike as early as Thursday if a collective bargaining agreement is not approved by union members this week. A strike, which could cripple bus service countywide, would mark the first time in 12 years that Orange County transit employees walked off the job. Transportation officials said they are taking the threat of a strike seriously.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2000
Bus drivers and mechanics from the state-administered Compton Unified School District held a mock funeral procession Tuesday to protest the privatization of the district's transportation department. At least 75 workers, union representatives and their supporters demonstrated against a $3-million contract recently awarded by Randall Ward, the district's state-appointed administrator, to First Student, a private bus company.
BUSINESS
June 27, 1996 | JOHN O'DELL
Some Orange County bus drivers are still seething over wage and benefit cuts in their new contract. And they're putting the blame squarely on Ed J. Mireles. Mireles is the leader of Teamsters Local 952, which represents 735 county bus drivers. In recent days, more than 300 of them have signed a petition demanding that Mireles be removed from office, says bus driver Terry Crane. Mireles "used undue influence to extract the ratification of this outrageous contract," the petition alleges.
NEWS
April 28, 1996 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County bus drivers voted convincingly Saturday to stay on their jobs and accept wage and benefit cuts that they had rejected twice before rather than stage a strike that may have crippled the county's bus system. The 319-228 vote came in the wake of an eight-hour, closed-door meeting with a federal mediator on Friday during which negotiators agreed to extend the original three-year contract by two years and slightly sweeten the deal for the drivers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1990 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
Dozens of passengers in Orange County were stranded Friday as Greyhound Lines Inc.'s drivers went on strike after their contract expired, shutting down at least 80% of the country's only nationwide bus system. "I've never seen it like this before," said Bernice Koch, who waited three hours at the Anaheim terminal for a bus to San Diego. "It's terrible. It's chaotic."
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