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Transdev Bus Operators Ratify Contracts in Southern California

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Workers in South Bay, Chula Vista, and El Cajon Secure New Teamster Contracts

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(EL CAJON, Calif.) – Transdev bus workers represented by Teamsters Local 683 in the South Bay, Chula Vista, and El Cajon have voted to ratify contracts for their respective bus yards. The new contracts cover 400 workers at the South Bay yard, 20 workers at the Chula Vista yard, and 40 workers at the El Cajon yard.

Bus workers at the South Bay yard provide transportation services for the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and have ended their five-week long strike by ratifying a contract.

“The unity and resiliency of our members is what got Transdev bus workers a fair contract,” said Lee Fletcher, Local 683 Secretary-Treasurer. “This contract addresses several issues that were important to our members and is a significant improvement. We will remain engaged with Transdev, San Diego MTS, and local leaders to ensure that all Transdev workers are protected and respected.”

“The outpouring of support we received from elected officials, the general public, and our Teamster brothers and sisters at other Transdev yards was incredible,” said Fausto Surposa, Transdev bus operator in South Bay. “Going on strike is always a last resort, but we deserve dignity and respect on the job. We are grateful to Local 683 for helping us secure improved workplace protections and getting us back behind the wheel.”

The contracts address key issues including split shifts, unpaid forced overtime, and breaks for meals.

Teamsters Local 683 represents 2,700 workers in a variety of industries in Southern California.