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RTD Board approves five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement

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RTD Board approves five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement

Denver – The Regional Transportation District (RTD) Board of Directors approved a five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement between Regional Transportation District and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1001 at a Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. This agreement represents an unprecedented 5-year agreement and is the first time that the District and ATU Local 1001 have reached an agreement, which was ratified by Union membership, prior to expiration of a union contract.


Lorraine Anderson, RTD Board Chair said, “The RTD Board appreciates the hard work of the RTD Senior Management, the Local 1001 Amalgamated Transit Union Executive Board and most importantly its membership in coming to an agreement.”


Julio Rivera, President of the Local 1001 Amalgamated Transit Union said, “We addressed some tough issues, like the preservation of our pension and strengthening our health benefits while still affording a modest pay increase to RTD employees.”


“We want to thank General Manager Phil Washington and commend the negotiating teams on both sides.  We gave ourselves a tough mission, and I think we delivered a fair contract that will guide us through the next five years,” said Rivera.


Phil Washington, RTD General Manager said, “I’m pleased that we have accomplished all of our objectives with this agreement and most importantly, the agreement is within the financial and budgetary parameters in the District’s Strategic Budget Plan and is a win-win for our employees and the District.”


The current Collective Bargaining Agreement is a five-year Agreement which became effective March 1, 2013 and expires February 28, 2018. 


For route and schedule information, visit or call RTD at 303-299-6000.  Patrons with hearing or speech impairments should call the TDD information service at 303-299-6089. 

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