Wage settlements negotiated by the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) in 1983 contained wage increases, on the average, higher than the National wage averages reported by Statistics Canada and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 121 contracts covering 45,000 ATU members averaged an increase of 4.1 percent in the first contract year and 4 percent annually over the lives of the contracts. Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) increases brought the totals to 4.4 and 4.7 percent, respectively. COLA clauses were incorporated in 28 contracts. When bargining units are divided into size categories, it was found that the larger units did not do as well as the medium and small units in their new contracts. ATU finds that in a year characterized by high national unemployment and concession bargaining, the wage increases negotiated were consistently above national averages and, in most cases, above the national inflation rate. Only 3 contracts showed wage decreases and another 21 had no base wage increase in the first year. Contract details for individual transit operating agencies are given, along with swing-run provisions, guarantee provisions, allowance provisions, and payments for selected special duties and for uniforms.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Amalgamated Transit Union

    100 Indiana Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Publication Date: 1984-6

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  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387700
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Vol. 11 No. 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM