Tell AVTA: Stop breaking labor laws! Demand a fair wage and affordable health insurance!
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AVTA/Transdev, the for-profit corporation hired to run bus service in the Antelope Valley on the cheap, have consistently refused to compensate drivers what other drivers in the region earn.
In our efforts to negotiate a fair contract that provides affordable health insurance and a modest wage increase, we have carefully adhered to labor laws. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for AVTA/Transdev. Together, they have routinely broken U.S. labor laws – known as unfair labor practices (ULPs).
AVTA/Transdev has left us no choice but to go on strike, and we are truly sorry for the inconvenience these strikes have caused our passengers. This strike, like every strike, was a last resort and we would much prefer to continue serving you, our riders, every day.
AVTA Executive Director Len Engel clearly needs to step in to demand that drivers have affordable health insurance and a fair wage. Engel must also tell their vendor that if they want to keep doing business with the AVTA, then Transdev must stop breaking labor laws!
If Transdev refuses, then AVTA needs to return AVTA to the public, non-profit agency it was created to be 25 years ago. AVTA has the resources to hire every current Transdev employee without any negative impact on bus service, and the drivers’ union, Teamsters Local 848, has filed the necessary papers to help make this happen.
Neighbors, AVTA is your transit authority. AVTA should take care of your drivers and put the public back in charge of our public transportation!
Join your neighbors in telling Len Engel to stop unfair labor practices against drivers, pay us fair wages and benefits, and end this labor dispute!
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