ORANGE COUNTY, California – Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley, who sits on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) released the following statement today in response to the finalized agreement between the OCTA and Teamsters Local 952, the union that represents the coach (bus) operators. The previous contract expired in April 2021 and the newly approved contract goes into effect immediately.
“After a year of bargaining, I’m pleased that we resolved the labor dispute without a work stoppage. In addition to the increased fair compensation, our 634 bus drivers will receive an immediate signing bonus of $2,000 which is one-time funding from left over Cares Act funding. It’s fitting, given the difficult year driving while at risk. We also will now guarantee 15-minute breaks for each driver. The Coach operators deserve as much,” said Supervisor Foley
This new contract will serve more than 30,000 daily commuters that rely on OCTA’s buses to take them to work, school, and medical appointments.
Supervisor Katrina Foley currently represents Orange County’s Second District, which currently includes Santa Ana and portions of Garden Grove, Tustin, Orange, and Anaheim.