Union workers approved an agreement with COTA on Wednesday, ending a three-day strike.
The Transport Workers Union Local #208 voted 270-238 Monday night to reject the proposal from COTA, which included a 7-percent wage increase over a three-year contract period.
Mayor Michael Coleman asked union members to reconsider their decision to reject the agreement on Tuesday.
The agreement included a 2-percent reduction in the amount COTA has been contributing to employees’ Public Employees Retirement System accounts, according to COTA.
According to a COTA release, because of the strike, there was no fixed-route bus service on Monday or Tuesday. Paratransit services, including Mainstream, Will Call and non-ASA trips, were not affected by the strike.
Jordan said that the battle about wages and pension has turned into one of safety and health benefits.
The deal will end a strike that has affected commuters who take about 60,000 bus rides daily. It halted public transportation Tuesday for Red, White & Boom.
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