CCTA Negotiations At Standstill, Drivers Threaten to Strike

CCTA Negotiations At Standstill, Drivers Threaten to Strike

Contract negotiations between the Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA) and its bus drivers are still at a stand-still. So much so, the drivers are threatening to strike.
BURLINGTON, Vt. - Contract negotiations between the Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA) and its bus drivers are still at a stand-still. So much so, the drivers are threatening to strike.

They're asking for better schedules and more pay.

CCTA is offering a 36 cents an hour raise. But if workers bargain for any more, it could mean tax increases.

"We're coming through a really tough period as a country, as a state, as a city we came through better than most areas - but it's still been a tough time for people and we gotta stay conscious of keeping government costs under control," Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger (D-Vt.) said.

Mayor Weinberger says property taxes went up last year. He has told the CCTA he'd like to avoid that this year.

Burlington alone spends about $1.4 million a year on that transportation system.

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