The contract provides excellent compensation gains for TCU members, more than 20% in wage increases plus a $3,000 signing bonus over its six-year term.
The agreement rivals the historic national freight agreement in compensation produced, but employee contributions to health insurance are only introduced gradually on a staggered basis, not reaching national levels until the fifth year. The agreement is 33% greater than the last Metra agreement, on an annual basis, even after deducting all health care contributions.
“This is the best wage settlement in this country at this time” said National President Bob Scardelletti. “Once again TCU commuter workers can hold their heads high. Our membership clearly saw the value of this contract and it shows in their overwhelming vote in favor.”
Negotiations are still ongoing for TCU Carmen and Supervisors on Metra.
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