Contract Talks to Resume Between Bi-State Development Agency and ATU Union Local 788
Bi-State Development Agency President & CEO John Nations announced contract negotiations with the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 788 will resume the week of September 9. The union represents the Agency’s MetroBus and MetroLink operators as well mechanics and some clerical staff.
Nations said the union has assured him there will be no work stoppages before both sides go back to the negotiating table next month. “That is welcome news for our customers who have been very concerned about how they would get to work if the operators walked off the job,” said Nations. “We have a very important role in providing safe, reliable public transit services to the region. The majority of our customers depend on us to commute to work or to school, and we board nearly a million passengers a week.”