SamTrans Reaches Three-year Agreement with Teamsters


The San Mateo County Transit District has reached a unanimous agreement with the Teamsters Local 856 for a new three-year contract that includes a pay increase for SamTrans’ employees.

The new agreement calls for a 3% wage increase and a $2,500 lump sum, followed by an additional 3% wage increase and another $1,000 lump sum in September 2022 and a third 3% wage increase in September 2023.

“Our employees stepped up in the past year and a half, helping people get where they need to go in the most difficult of circumstances,” said SamTrans General Manager/CEO Carter Mau. “This pay increase recognizes their dedication and professionalism, which is vital to keeping SamTrans running.”

The Teamsters represent 45 members in the following units – Bus Contract Inspector Unit, Bus Transportation Supervisory Unit, Facility Maintenance Technician Unit, Maintenance Instructor Unit, Transit Inspector Unit, and Utility/Maintenance Supervisory Unit.

SamTrans is in ongoing negotiations with ATU Local 1574, which represents bus operators and maintenance staff and Call Center employees.


About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 70 routes throughout San Mateo County. Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. SamTrans has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976.

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