By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Port Authority board has approved a two-year contract with union employees.READ MORE: Aliquippa Residents Turn To Independent Testing In Fight For 2nd Opinion On Water
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.READ MORE: Pine-Richland Students And Parents Ready To Show Support For Coach Eric Kasperowicz At Rally
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.MORE NEWS: Allegheny Health Network Teams With Church Leaders To Get Underserved Communities Vaccinated
“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.”