TAEA Negotiates Three-Year MOU

TAEA Members recently voted nearly 80% yes on a new MOU; and the VTA Board of Directors already approved. The proposed three-year deal features 3.5%, 4%, 3% wage increases for the hardworking employees at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority.  Further Highlights of the Tentative Agreement include increases to vision care benefits and shoe allowance, improvements that will require the employer to send more Requests for Proposals to Local 21 before contracting out work, a requirement that the employer post job vacancies internally for 5 days before posting externally, and incorporation of the CalPERS medical side letter into the contract. The CalPERS side letter offers outstanding medical plans to TAEA chapter members, including the option of a zero cost family plan.
We want to recognize Bargaining Team Members Manjit Khalsa, Raj Sehdev, and James Esoimeme for volunteering their time to fight for a great contract on behalf of their fellow members. Congratulations TAEA!