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Denver Transit Workers Win Record Raises

April 8, 2018

By Steve Wishnia and Neal Tepel

DENVER, Colo.—Bus drivers and train engineers for the Denver area’s Regional Transportation District have ratified a contract that will give them the biggest raise they’ve had since the authority was established in 1969. Under the three-year deal approved by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1001, RTD operators will get an 8% raise in the first year and 3% in each of the next two years. It will bring the starting wage for operators from $17.59 an hour to $19.40, RTD announced Mar. 27. Local 1001 represents 1,975 RTD workers, about 69% of the authority’s total employees, primarily operators and mechanics. Almost 90% of them voted in favor of ratifying the contract. The RTD provides public transportation in the Denver-Boulder metropolitan area, covering all or part of eight counties in a 2,400-square-mile area with more than 2.8 million people. Read more

April 8, 2018

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