TRENDS IN CALIFORNIA TRANSIT LABOR CONTRACT SETTLEMENTS
This report reviews trends in transit labor contract settlements nationwide and documents transit operator wage rate increases in California between 1970 and 1976 in comparison to the consumers price index (CPI) increases. It concludes that operator wage rates in California follow national trends and are increasing faster than CPI. It documents the findings resulting from a literature review pertaining to the transit labor contract settlement process, trends in transit wage rates, and possible government roles in the process. Details of these findings and references to the author's publications are included in the Annotated Bibliography in Appendix D. The report recommends that all involved parties should note the serious upward trend in transit wage rate increases in relation to the CPI and the implication this has on future public financial assistance. It further recommends that the California Department of Transportation should continue its present limited monitoring role until there is a clearer legislative mandate for active labor contract settlement process. /UMTA/
- The appendixes herein are as follows: A-California Transit Operator Wage Survey; B-CPI Data; C-Indexing Data; and D-Annotated Bibliography.
Sacramento, CA United States 95807
- RAE, J W
- Grob, M A
- Publication Date: 1978-2
- Pagination: 52 p.
- TRT Terms: Contracts; Cost indexes; Inflation; Labor costs; Labor unions; Operators (Persons); Public transit; Regulation; Salaries
- Identifier Terms: Consumer Price Index
- Uncontrolled Terms: Increase; Operator
- Old TRIS Terms: Government intervention
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Highways; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00195580
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-CA-09-8001-79-2Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Jul 31 1981 12:00AM