March 30, 2010

BATA, Teamsters sign contract

Employees' last contract expired in December

BY ART BUKOWSKI


TRAVERSE CITY --
The area's largest public transit authority reached a "groundbreaking" deal with its employees, capping months of often contentious negotiations.

The Bay Area Transportation Authority on Sunday finalized contracts with about 75 employees who belong to Teamsters State, County and Municipal Workers Local 214, including drivers, mechanics and dispatchers.

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