ATU Local 265 Contract Negotiations 2018-2019

VTA and ATU Local 265 have been negotiating for a successor labor agreement since August 2018. Through good faith negotiations over this time, substantial progress has been made on many issues. By working together, VTA and ATU have reached 26 tentative agreements while another 11 agreements are pending, contingent on ratification of a final agreement.

However, major issues regarding wages, pensions, and certain operational efficiencies remain unresolved despite multiple negotiation sessions and recent sessions with a mediator.

Although VTA has continued to refine its offer, VTA and ATU have...

VTA and ATU Local 265 have been negotiating for a successor labor agreement since August 2018. Through good faith negotiations over this time, substantial progress has been made on many issues. By working together, VTA and ATU have reached 26 tentative agreements while another 11 agreements are pending, contingent on ratification of a final agreement.

However, major issues regarding wages, pensions, and certain operational efficiencies remain unresolved despite multiple negotiation sessions and recent sessions with a mediator.

Although VTA has continued to refine its offer, VTA and ATU have not been able to reach an agreement on these key issues. As a result, a bargaining impasse has now occurred.

In light of this impasse, VTA has provided ATU with its “last, best and final offer” in hopes that a successor labor agreement can be reached.

  • This final proposal is a three-year contract totaling an 8% wage increase – the first year would be a wage increase of 3%, followed by a 2.5% increase in the second and third years.
  • In addition, VTA’s final proposal includes a 3.1% lump-sum payment spread over three years (1.1%, 1% and 1%). These lump-sum payments are intended to ease the pension contributions that VTA is asking ATU employees to make under a new agreement that has a total cost of $30.9 million.

VTA's Last, Best and Final Offer including all tentative, pending and outstanding agreements

Timeline

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Negotiations
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Last and Final (Passed on May 10, 2019) VTA Total Package
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