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September 11, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Metro Transit workers reject wage freeze

King County Metro Transit workers have overwhelmingly rejected a contract offer that would have frozen wages for 2014 and 2015, followed by an inflation-indexed raise in 2016. The count by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587 on Wednesday night was 839 yes, 1,595 no, a pass rate of only 34 percent.  A total 2,434 ballots were…

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November 21, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Metro Transit union contract would defer raises to help Metro

A proposed union contract for 4,200 transit workers would defer next year’s raise, to help King County Metro survive funding problems over the next several months. If members approve, cost-of-living increases would be 0, 2 percent, and 2 percent over the next three years, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced at a morning news conference, along with local union…

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