CARTS Strike Ends with 4-Year Deal

Transit workers with the Community Action Agency in Lisbon have ratified a four-year deal, ending a 10-day strike.
Transit workers with the Community Action Agency in Lisbon have ratified a four-year deal, ending a 10-day strike.

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Forty-one transit workers with the Community Action Agency in Columbiana County will be heading back to work on Monday.

A deal to end a 10-day strike was reached about 6 p.m. Friday and the workers ratified the deal an hour later. The agreement still needs approved by the CAA board.

The four-year deal offers a 30 cents an hour increase the first year and 25 cents the next three years, for a total of $1.05 over the life of the contract. The workers originally wanted $1.50 an hour raise, while CAA’s latest proposal offered $1 an hour.

Community Action Rural Transit System provides about 500 trips a day to people needing rides in the county.

This was the first strike since CARTS started 30 years ago. Union members said the vote was not unanimous.

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