State mediator helps broker agreement after 45 sessions
TriMet and the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 757 have reached a tentative labor agreement. The parties reached this agreement with the assistance of State Conciliator Janet Gillman. The agreement sets the terms of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement for four years through November 30, 2016. Additionally it resolves two cases pending before the State Court of Appeals as well as cases pending at the State Employment Relations Board. The agreement is subject to ratification by both the TriMet Board of Directors and the membership of the ATU. The parties bargaining teams will be recommending the details of this agreement soon with their Board and membership. At this time no further details will be released.