Colorado union transit workers agree to new contract
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Union transit workers have accepted a new contract agreement, avoiding a strike at the public transportation agency in western Colorado.
The Daily Sentinel reported Friday that the union members at Grand Valley Transit approved the final offer from operator Transdev Services.
The two-year contract includes wages increases, two additional sick days and a $50 increase to the uniform allowance.
The contract affects 46 workers, including bus drivers, dispatchers and utility workers.
The union vote for the contract followed two days of negotiations with a federal mediator.
Members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1776 unanimously voted last month to authorize the union’s executive board to call a strike if negotiations failed.
Grand Valley Transit serves the Grand Junction area.
Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com