New contract agreement for NFTA's largest union

Roughly 1,100 of the NFTA's 1,500 workers have agreed on their first contract in nine years. Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1342 voted and came to an agreement on the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The contract involves an 11 percent raise, and employees will pay about 10 percent of a new medical plan.

Kimberley Minkel, the NFTA's executive director, said, “I want to acknowledge the incredible effort that went into the negotiations and thank in particular Jeff Richardson, the new ATU president, who worked very hard for his members. Both sides lobbied for a deal that recognizes the tremendous job our employees do every day and is also fair to the public we serve.”

The NFTA board accepted the contract Thursday, July 27.