The national agreement includes substantial wage increases for service workers each year of the contract: 4.25% in year one and 5% in years two and three, and eliminates entry rates as of October 1, 2022. All classification workers will also receive a yearly wage increase: 3.25% in years one and two and 3% in year three.
“I want to thank our negotiating committee and the membership for their hard work on this contract, ” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. “The new agreement expands protections, increases employer’s health welfare contributions, and includes guaranteed wage language.”
“The Greyhound agreement is further evidence of the power of a union voice and collective bargaining,” said IAM Eastern Territory General Vice President David Sullivan. “IAM members have stood strong securing this robust contract they deserve. This agreement is a step forward to give IAM members what they deserve for their hard work and dedication.”
The proposed new contract also includes:
- General wage increases for all classifications and service workers retroactive to May 1, 2022
- Increase in the weekly employer’s health and welfare contribution
- Improvements to vacation blackout periods and Juneteenth was also added or converted as an additional paid holiday
- Increase on tool allowance
- Better lay-off and recall time procedures
- Improved and updated non-discriminatory language, expanding definitions and classifications
IAM members at Greyhound, now owned by German intercity transportation company Flixbus, are employed as working foreman, journeyman, apprentices, parts clerks, and service workers and technicians in every IAM territory in the U.S.
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