SamTrans and one of its employee unions — Teamsters Local 856 — reached a unanimous agreement last week for a three-year contract that includes three, 3-percent pay increases through September 2023.
The agreement with Local 856 — which represents 45 employees in the transit agency’s Bus Contract Inspector Unit, Bus Transportation Supervisory Unit, Facility Maintenance Technician Unit, Maintenance Instructor Unit, Transit Inspector Unit, and Utility/Maintenance Supervisory Unit — calls for a 3 percent wage increase and a $2,500 lump sum, followed by an additional 3 percent wage increase and another $1,000 lump sum in September 2022 and a third 3 percent wage increase in September 2023, according to SamTrans.
“Our employees stepped up in the past year and a half, helping people get where they need to go in the most difficult of circumstances,” said SamTrans General Manager/CEO Carter Mau. “This pay increase recognizes their dedication and professionalism, which is vital to keeping SamTrans running.”
SamTrans is in ongoing negotiations with ATU Local 1574, which represents bus operators and maintenance staff and Call Center employees.
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