Contract Negotiations Update All Out to the Membership Meeting for full analysis, discussion and vote on Transdev / City Hall’s most recent “Last, Best and Final offer”.
The meeting will include updates on discussions with Mayor Wu regarding the cruel, discriminatory treatment of school bus drivers concerning our retirement rights, unfair retiree caps, severance pay, deceased members rights to retirement severance, etc.
The Union Negotiating Committee met and is unanimous in our recommendation to the membership that we REJECT the offer that Transdev prematurely and inappropriately mailed to our homes last week. The Committee members believe that the membership should send us back to the negotiating table for more economic justice and rights, including respect for our members who need to retire and deceased members.
Our International Staff Rep, John Buonopane, fully supports the Local’s efforts.
We have made significant progress, like the 5.1% wage increase now frontloaded in year one and retro to July, and the removal of most of Transdev’s proposed concessions. But we believe we are entitled to more, and there is more.
COVID and inflation are raging! Many workers in our industry are rightfully seeing historic wage increases and bonuses for our frontline, essential work during the pandemic and for our sacrifices, some with our lives. Our retirement justice is long overdue.
Let your voice be heard! Send a clear and strong message to Transdev and Mayor Wu that Local 8751’s members are united and prepared to fight!
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