The contract, the result of several months of negotiations, includes 2.75% wage increases.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Port Authority board has approved a two-year contract with union employees.

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The contract was already approved by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 85. The contract covers 2,300 bus and rail operators, maintenance workers, service personnel, administrative employees and first-level supervisors.

The contract includes 2.75% wage increases in both years.

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The Port Authority says it’s retroactive to July 2020 and extends through June 30, 2022. The previous contract expired this summer.

It’s the result of several months of negotiations.

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“We believe this agreement is fair to taxpayers, our riders and the transit employees who have worked hard to improve service,” said Jeff Letwin, Port Authority Board chair, in a release. “I want to congratulate everyone who was involved in the contract negotiations.”