If you're depending on a bus ride to get somewhere in Phoenix, good luck with that.The Amalgamated Transit Union went on strike this weekend to protest contract issues with Veolia Transportation, the French-based company that's under a $388 million contract to run the city's buses.As of 6:45 a.m. to ... More >>
The Phoenix City Council has yet again postponed making a decision on whether to give Veolia Transportation, a company that operates city buses, a pass on fines assessed for poor performance.
Vice Mayor Michael Johnson made a motion to withdraw the item, and the council agreed 8 to 1. Councilman Ji ... More >>
When Phoenix City Council consider on Wednesday slashing the fines for Veolia Transportation, the French company that operates city buses, the company's bus drivers will be outside protesting and picketing against it.
Union reps believe Phoenix bending over backwards to help a "foreign company," a ... More >>
Veolia Transportation is bent on finding out who leaked internal company e-mails.
While Veolia Transportation, the company that operates Phoenix city buses, is in the midst of contentious negotiations with the bus drivers' union, corporate executives are dropping subpoenas to gain access to ... More >>
Veolia has dodged more than $3 million in fines(Updated with links to several documents, including Veolia's performance records)Phoenix gave away more than $3 million - so far - to Veolia Transportation, a transit company that operates buses throughout the city.It's $3,295,573.86, to be precise. ... More >>
www.teamsterslocal104.comVeolia Transportation and the Teamsters Local 104 have finally agreed on contract terms for the more than 60 workers who fuel, clean and maintain the tires on Phoenix city buses.The transit company and union leaders had been at odds since Veolia snagged its latest 5-year ... More >>
focusmidwest.comA labor dispute that promoted Veolia Transportation officials to lock out about 60 union bus workers has led union reps to file charges against the company with the National Labor Relations Board.According to a letter from Cornele Overstreet, Regional Director of the NLRB in Phoen ... More >>
The possibility of a bus strike looms over metro Phoenix even as Veolia Transportation executives and union leaders continue trying to hammer out labor agreements.Contracts expire at midnight tonight for Veolia's maintenance staff, represented by Teamsters Local 104, and for Amalgamated Trans ... More >>
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon isn't supposed to be meddling in discussions or matters involving Veolia Transportation, the company that operates most of the city buses and has Gordon's girlfriend on its payroll.Phil GordonGordon declared a conflict of interest during several public meetings and ab ... More >>
Veolia Transportation officials and representatives of the three local transit unions continue to negotiate labor contracts and have managed to avoid a bus strike in Phoenix. So far. But more than two-dozen union workers who drive, fuel, clean, and repair Phoenix city buses protested, with br ... More >>
Valley MetroPhoenix sounded the alarms this week to prepare the public for a possible bus strike as talks continue with one of the transit unions.Negotiations are expected to continue throughout the day with the union
representing employees who fuel and clean the buses (Teamsters Local
Union No ... More >>
Phoenix bus riders have been spared a possible bus strike come Monday ...The Teamsters Local Union No. 104, which represents the employees who fuel and clean the buses, extended its contract until August 15.The other two unions that represent Veolia Transportation employees had already agreed to ext ... More >>
Bob Bean (right) is among the union protestors at Central Station this morning.A dozen or so light rail operators protested at the Central Station in downtown Phoenix this morning, holding hand-made signs that excoriated both Metro Light Rail and the Boston-based company that manages the line, AC ... More >>