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Teamsters Local 533 Reaches Agreement on Health Care That Ends Transit Strike

Keolis On Strike

Press Contact: Gary Watson Phone: (775-348-6060) Email: ;

Teamsters and Contractor Return to Negotiations

(RENO, Nev.) —Teamsters Local 533 President Gary Watson announced tonight that the union has reached a tentative agreement with Keolis Transit on health care. The parties will schedule future dates to bargain the rest of open contract articles as they work toward finalizing a new collective bargaining agreement.

“The union looks forward to Keolis meeting us at the bargaining table with good intentions and bargaining in good faith moving forward,” said Watson. “We are glad our members are getting back to work doing what they do best, servicing the transit passengers in the Reno, Sparks and Washoe County region.”

Workers who had been on strike since 12:00 PM on August 3 have until Saturday to return to work. Any workers who so desire may report for work Friday and allowed to service any available route.

Chartered in 1934, Teamsters Union Local 533 represents about 2,200 workers in various trades throughout northern Nevada and eastern California, including about 200 RTC/Keolis employees. For more information, go to