ESCAMBIA COUNTY AREA TRANSIT EMPLOYEES CLOSE TO GETTING PAY RAISE — Steve Taylor
Pensacola, FL (PNJ) — After years without a pay raise, a labor contract that would finally give Escambia County Area Transit employees a wage increase is going up for a union vote. The Pensacola News Journal reports that Escambia County has negotiated a tentative contract with Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395, the union that represents ECAT employees, which will now be put before union members. The ECAT workers haven’t had a permanent labor contract since Escambia County took over the day-to-day operations of the bus system in 2017. They’ve been working under the existing contract, and although the Escambia Board of County Commissioners agreed to a 4% raise for employees it hasn’t gone through because a new labor contract has yet to be ratified by a union vote.