February 8, 1985
Southern California Rapid Transit District bus drivers voted 4,214 to 391 to authorize the sixth strike against the district in 15 years. The United Transportation Union is asking for pay raises of 4% this year and another 4% next year, while management has demanded a pay freeze and some "give-backs," such as the elimination of the union's cost-of-living contract clause. Full-time drivers now earn $12.72 an hour. Gov.
October 29, 1991 |
Railroad Union Agrees to Smaller Crews: Burlington Northern Railroad, operator of the nation's largest rail system, and the United Transportation Union have signed an agreement to reduce train crew sizes. The company said the deal, which covers 5,100 union members, will allow it to be much more competitive in markets where it competes directly with trucks. Unionized crew sizes on the 16,400 miles of its system now covered by the agreement include a conductor and either one or two brakemen.
August 12, 1985
Top officers of Conrail--the government-owned freight railroad whose employees made three years of wage concessions to help keep the line operating--have been quietly awarded salary increases ranging from 7% to 21%. Many of the officers had earned $115,000 or more. From April, 1981, through June, 1984, Conrail's unionized employees agreed to forgo some salary increases to help their employer keep rates down.
March 22, 1985
Daylong talks between the Southern California Rapid Transit District and neeotiators for 5,000 bus drivers ended with both sides apparently still far apart in their attempt to reach a contract settlement. "We feel that they didn't make a good-faith effort to meet us halfway," RTD spokesman Marc Littman said after the United Transportation Union presented its latest proposal in response to a disappointing new management offer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2003 |
A judge has ordered the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and its mechanics union to continue their cooling-off period for labor negotiations. The ruling Wednesday by Superior Court Judge Dzintra Janavs prohibits the 2,000 employees represented by the Amalgamated Transportation Union from going on strike and the MTA from locking workers out until after Oct. 12, an agency spokesman said.