The exit declaration means that both parties have one week to make final offers. If there was no agreement, the parties would move to arbitration. The current union contract expires on November 30, 2019. If the two sides fail to reach an agreement, an arbitrator would select a party`s final bids, under an Oregon law that prevents public transportation employees from striking. If an interim agreement were reached before binding arbitration, ATU members would vote in favour of ratification of the proposed treaty and TriMet`s board of directors would also ratify the agreement. In the absence of an agreement, the parties move towards a binding arbitration procedure in which an arbitrator chooses one of the offers. Local 757 offers 5% annual wage increases and wants TriMet to pay 100% of the costs of health insurance (workers started paying at least 5% in 2014 (workers started paying at least 5%). The main obstacles to a contract were ATU`s requests for more than $100 million on a three-year contract in addition to increasing wages, as TriMet`s revenues decline significantly; The continuation of the internal learning program, which TriMet believes does not unmask the Agency`s needs; and maintaining a work-negotiation system that allows some operators to be paid when they are not working, TriMet officials said. The two sides seem divided over the increase in wages and the fate of a long-standing apprenticeship program. Union officials referred to the program as a way to develop talent within the agency, and hailed it as one of the “best learning positions in the country.” TriMet executives say it`s more of an educational program, that the agency “isn`t able to deliver in these changing times” and that it`s too expensive. A: In the classifications below, some agents receive a ratification payment of $1,000 under the terms of the agreement: Among other things, TriMet wants to get rid of its training programs for the maintenance of buses and trams.
For TriMet-Reiniger, this program is seen as a path to a skilled profession and a viable wage career. For active members, salaries are the only thing that is retroactive. You won`t see retro, for example, when it comes to days off, contract days and uniform boot allowance, but these increases will come into effect in the future. Q: Okay, what are the next steps after TriMet`s members and board of directors voted in favour of the attempt agreement? When will this agreement come into force? Block said TriMet had put “almost no pay rise” on the table for its members, citing COVID. “We know that our members, who are truly heroes, deserve more than TriMet proposes, and that`s why we will continue to fight for it,” she said. A: If you receive your retro cheque, it will be taxed as if it were a bonus, and the tax rate is 42%. This means that you will receive some of these taxes in return if you file your tax returns in 2019 because retro payout salaries and are not a bonus. The Public Transport Agency said Friday afternoon that the two sides are at an impasse in the absence of labor disputes that have been dragging on for nearly a year.
The declaration of an impasse is a formal step in collective bargaining that puts both parties on the path to formal arbitration. TriMet and Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 757 met on October 10 to begin negotiations for a new union contract for nearly 3,000 TriMet employees.