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/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The appendixes herein are as follows: A-California Transit Operator Wage Survey; B-CPI Data; C-Indexing Data; and D-Annotated Bibliography.
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Division of Mass Transportation, 5900 Folsom Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95807
  • Authors:
    • RAE, J W
    • Grob, M A
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195580
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-CA-09-8001-79-2Final Rpt.
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1981 12:00AM