SamTrans reaches contractual agreement with operators and maintainers | Local News

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The San Mateo County Transit District has reached an agreement with Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1574 for a new four-year contract that includes three annual pay increases for SamTrans employees, according to the transit agency.

The new agreement, from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2024, provides for a 4% salary increase upon ratification, followed by a 3.5% increase on June 19, 2022 and a further 3.5% increase. % on June 18, 2023. In addition, full-time unionized members will receive a lump sum payment of $3,500 within two pay periods following the ratification of the agreement by the Board of Directors. Part-time employees will receive a lump sum payment of $1,750 and extra help employees will receive a lump sum payment of $1,300, according to SamTrans.

ATU Local 1574 represents nearly 400 members in the following units – bus operators, utility workers, storekeepers, customer service representatives and receptionists. In addition to the agreement with ATU Local 1574, SamTrans recently entered into five separate three-year agreements with Teamsters Local 856, which represents SamTrans employees in the following classifications: bus transportation supervisors , bus contract inspectors, maintenance and utility supervisors, facility maintenance technicians, maintenance instructors and transit instructors, according to SamTrans.

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