Vt. bus drivers, union reach deal to avert strike

Posted

BURLINGTON (AP) -- The Chittenden County Transportation Authority says it has reached a deal with the union that represents almost 70 Vermont bus drivers, averting a strike.

The authority says 19 hours of negotiations ended Sunday morning, producing a contract proposal that the union will bring to a vote.

Details of the proposal were not released.

The transit authority says passengers on its buses won’t experience any service disruptions.

The drivers had said they would strike Monday if no deal was reached.

At issue during negotiations were working conditions, part-time drivers and working hours.

The drivers carry about 9,500 people a day in the state’s largest county.


TALK TO US

If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.

Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions