Green Mountain Transit unionized drivers authorize strike

Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 11:42 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Urban drivers at Green Mountain Transit in Burlington have voted to authorize a strike.

The union voted to reject an offer from GMT and authorized a strike. They say GMT management came into negotiations with the group with “heavy handed tactics, refusing an initial offer of the union to merely discuss wages that was made in March of 2021.”

The union says they are also trying to get changes to the company’s time-off policy.

In a statement, GMT General Manager Jon Moore said: “GMT is actively negotiating and mediating for a new labor contract with Teamsters 597. We look forward to continuing to work with Teamsters 597 in a collaborative process towards an agreement as we have done since March.”

No word yet on when the strike could happen.

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