May 22, 2024

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LTD, ATU Local 757 reach tentative 4-year deal

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"This four-year agreement reflects the dedication LTD’s frontline employees continue to demonstrate every day to ensure our communities are served,” said LTD CEO Jameson T. Auten.
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from Patrick Walsh, Lane Transit District

LTD and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757 have reached a tentative four-year collective bargaining agreement that increases wages, clarifies work schedules, and adds holidays for the union’s non-supervisory and non-administrative members of Operations, Fleet, Materials Management, and Customer Service departments.

“ATU appreciates that LTD has listened to our concerns and recognizes the hard work our members put in every day to serve the community,” said ATU 757 Executive Officer Bill Bradley. “We look forward to continuing to build our partnership so that together we can meet the needs of our community now and in the future.”

Highlights of the tentative agreement include:

  • 22% pay increase over the next four years
  • $450 bonus for each operator who performs EmX work between November 1 and October 31
  • Add Juneteenth and Martin Luther King, Jr. days as observed holidays
  • Clarification concerning work assignments and schedules based on workforce levels and service requirements
  • Improves work-life balance by ensuring every employee receives their regularly scheduled days off.

“This four-year agreement reflects the dedication LTD’s frontline employees continue to demonstrate every day to ensure our communities are served,” said Jameson T. Auten, LTD’s Chief Executive Officer. “I appreciate the hard work and patience that both negotiating teams invested to secure an agreement that reflects the District’s mission and values and rewards our coworkers that were our frontlines during the pandemic and beyond.”

Before the contract is final, the tentative contract will be presented to the represented members for ratification. If ratified, LTD’s Board of Directors will vote on the contract at an upcoming board meeting.

When approved, the contract would be in effect from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2026.

Lane Transit District (LTD) is a special district of the State of Oregon led by a seven-member volunteer board of directors appointed by Oregon’s governor. LTD’s budget is funded through a combination of fares, taxes paid by local employers and employees, and from state and federal sources.

LTD lives its mission to connect our community by delivering more than 5 million annual passenger boardings from 30 fixed bus routes and two EmX Bus Rapid Transit lines. LTD’s paratransit service, RideSource, provides more than 250,000 trips annually for people with disabilities and Medicaid recipients. More information about LTD is at www.LTD.org.

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