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4/7/2003



Rail News: Passenger Rail

Denver Regional Transportation District, Amalgamated Transit Union reach tentative agreement


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Regional Transportation District of Denver (RTD) recently reached a tentative three-year agreement with Amalgamated Transit Union affecting drivers, light-rail operators and mechanics.



The agreement averted a strike that would have shut down all rail routes, says RTD spokesman Scott Reed.



The contract enables RTD to freeze wages, contribute less toward health-care premiums, and pay overtime to employees working more than 40 hours a week instead of more than eight hours a day. RTD also would retain precedents on how to handle disciplinary and grievance cases instead of rewriting policies, and provide employees paid holidays for birthdays and anniversarys.



Expected to be ratified by union members April 9, the agreement requires board approval, Reed says.



Angela Claypool


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