MTD and Employees Come to Resolution

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MTD BUS OPERATORS & MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL AGREE TO NEW THREE YEAR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT

Update by Santa Barbara MTD
September 14, 2019
 

After six months of collective bargaining, Santa Barbara MTD has reached a final agreement with the Teamsters Local 186 (Teamsters) bargaining unit representing bus operators and maintenance personnel. These employees voted in favor of a new three-year collective bargaining agreement covering wages, medical and dental benefits, pensions, and working conditions.

“I’m pleased that we’ve been able to reach a fair agreement with our employees who do so much to keep our community connected,” said MTD General Manager Jerry Estrada. “We believe this contract honors the hard work of our employees while continuing to steward MTD’s financial health.”

The new agreement goes into effect retroactively to July 1, 2019.


MTD in Talks with Teamster Employee Representatives

Source: Santa Barbara MTD
September 8, 2019
 

Santa Barbara MTD has been engaged in the collective bargaining process for several months with Teamsters Local 186, which represents MTD’s bus operators, operations supervisors and maintenance employees. 

MTD management has come to two Tentative Agreements with the Teamsters bargaining team, one in early July and one in late August. Both agreements were voted on by the employees, but a majority of support was not reached in either case.

The current contract is under an extension through September 30th.

MTD management continues to work towards a resolution of the situation in good faith, to avoid disruption in service to the public.

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mesawino1 Sep 15, 2019 07:50 PM
MTD and Employees Come to Resolution

MTD is subsidized by tax payer $. It can not survive on its fares alone. should MTD raise its rates to make it self sustaining. Currently it is a social welfare program like the police and the school system. Is the current mass transit meeting the public needs and is it a service to the public at large where the benefits out weigh the costs.?

a-1571825285 Sep 14, 2019 06:19 PM
MTD and Employees Come to Resolution

There's still 1 bargaining unit within that 's rejected the proposal, Let's not forget about them, 2 down 1 to go

mattyboy Sep 14, 2019 12:22 PM
MTD and Employees Come to Resolution

Hopefully part of the negotiations included training bus drivers to turn off their hazards when pulling back into traffic. You know, so the turn signal is actually effective.

Factotum Sep 09, 2019 01:07 PM
MTD and Employees Come to Resolution

Never forgiven MTD drivers for their "sympathy strike" here disrupting out local transit to show solidarity with some other union, when they were not even having the same problems. Unions always manage to destroy what they touch.

915films Sep 15, 2019 12:00 PM
MTD and Employees Come to Resolution

FACTOTUM - Don’t be confused, your original sweeping and bogus indictment of unions was without distinction between private industry unions and public government employee. Maybe we would be better served “... if children did develop early work skills and a work ethic ...” Better hurry while there are still some coal mines left. MAGA!

Factotum Sep 15, 2019 10:53 AM
MTD and Employees Come to Resolution

Never confuse private industry unions and public government employee unions. Which you just did. Private industry unions bargain at arms length for mutual benefit. Public employee unions elect who they want to sit on the other side of the bargaining table and hold the public hostage until their demands are met since public employee unions control the operation of public services. Raising child labor laws etc in defense of unions today, public employee unions. is bogus. But a nice try. Plus we might have been better served today if children did develop early work skills and a work ethic instead of their delayed adolescence they suffer from today.

915films Sep 15, 2019 10:39 AM
MTD and Employees Come to Resolution

You said it FACTOTUM. Not only do unions always manage to destroy what they touch, they always take credit for all those things that altruistic corporation America was just getting around to doing on its own. Like the 40 hr. work week, overtime, sick days, health benefits, child labor laws ... damn unions.

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