SamTrans Reaches Three-year Agreement with Union Representing Operators and Maintenance Workers


The San Mateo County Transit District has reached an agreement with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1574 for a new four-year contract (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024) that includes three annual wage increases for SamTrans’ employees.

The new agreement calls for a 4% wage increase upon ratification, followed by a 3.5% increase on June 19, 2022 and an additional 3.5% increase on June 18, 2023. Additionally, full-time union members will receive a $3,500 lump-sum payment within two pay periods of ratification of the contract by the Board of Directors. Part-time employees will receive a lump-sum payment of $1,750 and extra-help employees will receive a lump-sum payment of $1,300.

“After many months of negotiations, we are proud to announce this fair and equitable contract agreement,” said SamTrans General Manager/CEO Carter Mau. “Our frontline employees have worked through difficult conditions over the past two years to deliver reliable and dependable transit service. This contract reflects their commitment and professionalism.”

ATU Local 1574 represents nearly 400 members in the following units – bus operators, utility workers, storekeepers, customer service representatives and receptionists.

In addition to the agreement with ATU Local 1574, SamTrans recently reached five separate three-year Agreements with Teamsters Local 856, which represents SamTrans employees in the following classifications: Bus Transportation Supervisors, Bus Contract Inspectors, Maintenance and Utility Supervisors, Facility Maintenance Technicians, Maintenance Instructors and Transit Instructors.


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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