Monday, November 19, 2018
Pinellas News

PSTA, union agree on contract

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority board members recently unanimously approved a three-year labor agreement with Florida Public Service Union.

James Bradford, chief operation officer, said the agreement covers PSTA’s 460 front-line employees, which includes bus operators, customer service representatives, mechanics and other maintenance positions.

The agreement includes an increase in the minimum hourly starting rate for all employees to $13. The current minimum wage is $12.85.

The agreement is retroactive to Oct. 1 and runs through Sept. 30, 2021.

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