Martha's Vineyard Bus Drivers Voting on Contract - NECN
Massachusetts

Massachusetts

The latest news from around the state

Martha's Vineyard Bus Drivers Voting on Contract

The proposal includes pay raises, double pay for working holidays

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Martha's Vineyard Bus Drivers Voting on Contract

    Unionized bus drivers on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts are voting on a new contract after a nearly monthlong strike.

    Drivers with the Martha's Vineyard Transit Authority were scheduled to discuss and vote on the tentative deal Sunday afternoon at the Barn & Bowl Bistro in Oak Bluffs.

    The Amalgamated Transit Union, the labor group representing the workers, announced on Thursday the deal with Transit Connection Inc., the private company that operates the island's public bus system.

    The proposal includes pay raises, double pay for working holidays, union protections during layoffs and certain seniority rights, among other provisions.

    Footage Shows Mom's Pleas as Baby is Rescued From Hot Car

    [NATL] Footage Shows Mom's Emotional Pleas After Baby Rescued From Hot Car

    Police released footage of a mother who said she accidentally left her 5-month-old in a car for half an hour in a Goodyear, Arizona, parking lot when she, her sister and other daughter went into the store. Officers are heard on camera saying it was about 99 degrees outside. 

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019)

    The transit authority in a statement called it ``an affordable and sustainable'' agreement and apologized to customers.

    Drivers walked off the job June 28 but the authority has continued to provide limited service.

    Get the latest from necn anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android