CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- Transit Management of Charlotte (TMOC) and the United Transportation Union (UTU) Local #1715, the union representing bus operators for CATS bus services, have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year labor contract, avoiding a potential union strike and disruption in service on Tuesday.
Under the tentative agreement, bus operations will continue with regular service while a vote by the full union membership is scheduled Thursday, December 12. Both parties have been in contract negotiations throughout the summer and fall, according to a news release from CATS.
"We are pleased that TMOC and its employees were able to reach a tentative labor agreement that maintains service to CATS customers," said Carolyn Flowers, CEO of CATS. "The tentative labor agreement provides for fair compensation while balancing operations costs and maintaining services to our 70,000 weekday bus customers."