Negotiations Update Friday, Aug. 27, 5:15p.m.:
Transit Labor Unions Agree to extend talks to Sept. 30 2010
Labor negotiations are continuing between Phoenix’s transit operations contractor Veolia Transportation Services and its labor unions: the International Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 428 (mechanics) and Teamsters Local 104 (maintenance staff) have both agreed to a Sept. 30, 2010 extension.
Amalgamated Transit Union Local No.1433 (bus operators) has a labor negotiations extension until the end of September 2010.
Passengers can get more information about Veolia Transportation Services, the City of Phoenix Public Transit Department, and ongoing labor negotiations at www.phoenix.gov/publictransit/strikeinfo.html.
Veolia operates 33 of the Valley’s 99 bus routes in the Valley Metro system.
The City of Phoenix Public Transit Department provides local bus, RAPID, Express, Neighborhood Circulator, and Dial-A-Ride service to the public. Each of these services is provided by the city through contracts with private companies, which are responsible for hiring employees, scheduling and staffing routes, and negotiating employee benefits and compensation as part of their agreements.
Source: Phoenix Public Transit Department