Metrolink and ATU agree to Collective Bargaining Agreement
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LOS ANGELES – Today, the Metrolink Board of Directors unanimously approved a multi-year successor collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277. The agreement is the second between the agency and represented employees covering wages, benefits and working conditions for 47 ATU Metrolink employees.
Staff members include rail traffic coordinators, rail traffic controllers, communications coordinators, senior customer relations representatives and customer relations representatives that comprise 16 percent of the agency’s 285-person workforce.
The three-and-a-half-year agreement includes a 15% salary increase over the term of the contract for the employees. The union membership ratified the agreement in an election on April 19.
“I’m glad that Metrolink and our represented team members reached this agreement,” Metrolink CEO Darren Kettle said. “This ensures a continued safe and customer-focused level of service for our riders.”
The contract runs through June 30, 2026.
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Metrolink regional passenger rail service offers reliable, safe, affordable and environmentally sustainable transportation throughout Southern California. The Agency’s 547 miles of track and 67 stations across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and San Diego counties connect people, communities, and businesses and is an essential link in the region’s mobility network. Metrolink’s Arrow service, which launched in October 2022 with nine miles of track and four new stations between San Bernardino and Redlands, provides greater local and regional rail connectivity. People who choose to ride Metrolink are helping to remove an estimated 9.3 million vehicles from the roads and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 130,000 metric tons each year.