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CCTA Asking Union to Clarify Intentions
By Joe Gullo
BURLINGTON, Vt. - The CCTA is asking the union to reconsider its offer for binding arbitration to avoid a strike. The company would also like the union to be clearer with its intentions.
CCTA says according to labor law, since CCTA offered the last proposal, the union must issue a formal proposal to restore negotiations.
"The CCTA Board supports binding arbitration as a method to bring both parties back to the table and to prevent the disruption of public transportation services so many Vermonters rely on every day," Tom Buckley, CCTA Board Chair, said. "The Union's refusal of bind arbitration prevents the parties from engaging in a fair and neutral process that would prevent a strike and reach a resolution."
Drivers unanimously rejected the last best proposal by CCTA management Wednesday night.
The last CCTA bus driver contract expired on June 30, 2013.