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RTD operators handed largest pay raise in company history

Posted: 10:14 AM, Mar 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-29 16:20:59Z

DENVER (AP) — Regional Transportation District operators are primed to receive their largest pay increase in the company's 48-year history.

The Denver Post  reported  Tuesday that bus drivers and train engineers will receive an 8 percent increase in the first year of a new contract and 3 percent in following years of a three-year deal.

The new contract raises the starting hourly wage for operators from $17.59 to $19.40.

The new collective bargaining agreement covers 1,975 transportation district employees represented by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1001. Union-represented employees constitute about 69 percent of the agency's employee base. They primarily include bus and rail operators and mechanics.

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Information from: The Denver Post,  http://www.denverpost.com