An Orange County Teamsters local has voted in favor of a new three-year contract with the Orange County Transportation Authority, union officials said Monday.
About 94 percent of Teamsters Local 952 members voted Sunday for the contract, which calls for wage increases of 5% in the first year and 4.25% in the ensuing years. Also part of the deal is permission for members to participate in the union’s political action program called DRIVE, which stands for Democrat, Republican, Independent Voter Education.
The union represents 160 maintenance and service workers employed by the OCTA.
“This is the best contract we’ve negotiated for this group,” said Patrick Kelly, secretary-treasurer of Local 952. “It also shows the importance of political action and the DRIVE program. We defeated Prop. 6 last year, which would have repealed the fuel tax. The fuel tax goes to road and bridge construction and transit work. This win last year now means more revenue to transit agencies, instead of cuts in service. It supports transit and good jobs like the ones our members perform.”
The OCTA board will consider adopting the contract at its Oct. 14 meeting.
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