VTA Union Negotiations Update
Brandi Childress

VTA began the new year negotiating collective bargaining agreements with two of its four unions – ATU Local 265 and SEIU Local 521. On January 23, SEIU held a ratification vote for a 3-year successor agreement. At the February 7 meeting, the VTA Board authorized the General Manager to approve and adopt the labor agreement between VTA and SEIU Local 521. 
As of February 28, negotiations are still ongoing with ATU Local 265. Multiple meetings have been held, and are scheduled in the future, to continue bargaining in good faith. Current proposals by VTA include increasing the wage progression schedule, a cost of living increase for retirees and a wage package that is competitive, fair and financially sustainable over the long term.
The latest round of proposals traded to date, which includes wages, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment, can be found on the Labor Relations page below.

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