(KMOV.com) -- Members of Metro's driver union have ratified their first contract in nearly four years.
However, the contract approval didn't stop people from rallying outside Metro headquarters.
The contract includes the first pay raise for workers in six years. ATU Local 788 says it is still fighting for the respect that all working people deserve.
Members say Metro tried to drive a wedge between black and white employees in the midst of a union contract dispute.
A statement from Metro CEO John Nations says the transit company is committed to ensuring that employees work in an atmosphere of respect.
Nations says he has already had discussions with senior staff on these issues.