MCTS, ATU Local 998 Reach Agreement on New Contract
"The deal marks an end to negotiations that have been underway for 21 months."
MILWAUKEE (November 15, 2019) — Below is a statement from Dan Boehm, MCTS President and Managing Director:
The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) and Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 998, the union that represents MCTS bus drivers and mechanics, have reached an agreement on a new contract.
The deal marks an end to negotiations that have been underway for 21 months. The agreement, which was ratified by union members on Friday, November 15, 2019, is for a three-year contract that includes salary increases, signing bonuses and a generous healthcare plan.
We acknowledge that this has been a long process and we thank our dedicated employees for being patient while we worked out a deal. We are pleased that we’re now able to move forward and give workers a much-deserved raise.
The men and women of MCTS and ATU Local 998 all share a passion for public transportation. This milestone allows us to come together to do what we do best – connect people in our community to work, school and life.
We encourage anyone who supports transit to speak up on the need for a long-term funding solution. Please contact business leaders and elected officials to tell them how important public transportation is to you, your family and your neighbors.