Metro Transit workers approve new contractby Jon Collins, Minnesota Public Radio,
Elizabeth Dunbar, Minnesota Public Radio
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Metro Transit workers voted today to approve a new three-year contract.
About 92 percent of the voting members of the Amalgamated Transit Union supported the contract offer, according to the union's website.
Union leaders said the proposed contract gives workers a two percent raise in each of the next three years. Health benefits remain the same.
The union represents about 2,200 bus drivers, train operators and mechanics.
The last time Metro Transit workers rejected a contract proposal was in 2004, which led to a strike.