March 13,, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel
Yonkers, NY – Workers for the Liberty Lines bus company in Westchester County would get 11% raises under a tentative five-year contract agreement announced March 1. If ratified, the deal would cover about 600 drivers, mechanics, cleaners, and other workers represented by Transport Workers Union Local 100.
The raises will rise from 1.75% this year to 3% in 2020. “We are quite happy that we have achieved this contract without a strike or other job action,” Local 100 Administrative Vice President Angel Giboyeaux said in a statement recommending ratification. “We believe that we have negotiated a fair and equitable settlement for our members that provide increases in each year, a much-needed pension improvement, and protection of our health benefits.” Liberty Lines is hired by the county government to run the Bee-Line bus service. Read more