Union reaches tentative deal with AC Transit

An AC Transit bus at the temporary Transbay Terminal in San Francisco.

August 7, 2013 8:29:06 AM PDT
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192 reached a tentative agreement with AC Transit late Tuesday night, avoiding a potential strike for the bus system.

The union, which represents 1,800 bus operators, dispatchers, maintenance and clerical workers, reached a three-year deal with management that includes a 9.5 percent raise.

"This agreement protects workers, helps riders, and keep service running." ATU Local 192 President Yvonne Williams said.

Monday, the union had issued a notice that they would go on strike at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday unless progress was made in talks with management.

The agreement still needs to be ratified by union members in a vote later this month.