Tentative agreement on new contract reached between Metro and union leaders representing maintenance workers

Here is the statement from Metro:

Tentative agreement on a new labor contract has been reached between Metro and the leadership of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277, which represents Metro’s maintenance employees.

Details will not be released pending an ATU membership vote. That should take place over the next month.

ATU Local 1277 represents 2,291 Metro employees ranging from service attendants who fuel and clean buses to bus mechanics and rail maintenance specialists. In addition, ATU represents 1,101 retirees. Their last labor contract expired July 1, 2013. ATU has since honored terms of the old agreement. If approved, the new multi-year pact would be retroactive to last July 1.