Pittsburgh’s public transit system is safe from layoffs and service cuts, thanks to a $30 million bailout from state taxpayers.
This week, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 85, the union for Port Authority employees, accepted a new four-year contract as part of an agreement with state and local government officials to address an immediate $60 million funding gap. The contract includes $15 million in annual savings through a two-year wage freeze, increased pension contributions and other benefit concessions.
Source: PA Independent. Read full article. (link)