(KMOV) -- It’s back to the bargaining table for Metro and its drivers, mechanics and other employees after union members voted on Tuesday to accept and arbitrator’s recommendations.
The union voted Tuesday night to the recommendations of the arbitrator to keep a pension plan and to give some wage increases. They rejected the suggested medical plan for union members.
“What we have to now is to go back to the negotiating table, get with John Nations, hopefully with no lawyers and sit down, talk, and try to get a deal worked out,” Mike Breihan, President of ATU Local 788 said.
John Nations is the CEO of Metro who told News 4 he has not gotten the results of the vote but knows where the union stands.
Nations said Metro is ready to negotiate at any time but he said Metro won’t ask for any new tax support to pay for additional costs of a new contract.