As we approach Friday’s decision by the Port Authority and the ATU on whether to accept the settlement proposal put forth by the wise and thoughtful fact-finder, Jane Rigler…

2007 median wage for “Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity” in the U.S. as estimated by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics: $17.49/hour.

2007 Port Authority bus driver wage: $22.85.

(Source: In the Matter of Fact Findings between the Port Authority of Allegheny Conty and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 85, Aug. 29, 2008)

Average employee contribution for employer-provided family healthcare coverage: about 25%.

Average Port Authority union employee contribution for Port Authority-provided family healthcare coverage: about 2.7%.

(Source: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Economic Letter, Sept. 29, 2006)

Posted by: Ken Zapinski

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