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New contract gives bus drivers first raise since 2009

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Metro Transit workers on Jan.7 approved a new contract that will give them their first raise since 2009 and will also put to ease any rider anxiety over a possible strike.

The contract, which gives 2 percent annual general wage increases over the next three years, was approved with 92 percent of the Amalgmated Transit Union 1005 vote.

That union represents 2,300 drivers, mechanics and support staff.

The Metropolitan Council called the contact its “best and final offer,” but union officials insisted that even if it had been rejected, a strike was not imminent.

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