DeCamp Bus and Union Resume Negotiations as Strike Contines

Thursday, September 09, 2010

A private New Jersey bus company and union members are back to contract negotiations this week, as their strike enters its seventh day.

About 100 drivers, mechanics and garage personnel at DeCamp Bus Lines walked off the job last Thursday. They still haven't reached an agreement on wages, a proposed salary cap and a pension plan. Jorge Maldonado, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union local 1317, says management still isn't proposing anything new. The company would not comment on ongoing discussions, but confirmed that negotiations are taking place.

The company serves more than 7,500 passengers a day. A posting on DeCamp's website says the company is still offering charter service and service to local casinoes -- and apologized for the inconvenience to passengers.


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Comments [10]

Emily Simchin from NJ

As far as I can tell, the strike was never officially resolved, and so its possible that the cooling off period may result in another strike. The Decamp website news is outdated. If it happens to result in another strike, you can find some alternative Bus Charter Services here.

Mar. 15 2011 05:40 PM
autobus from isreal

Business is the main root for success individually.הסעות

Oct. 08 2010 03:42 AM
HOWARD from bergen

Is the strike over yet , holla back

Sep. 26 2010 03:16 PM
Jerome from Stamford CT

Can still use your Broadway show tickts using NJ Transit to reach NY Ciry.,

Sep. 10 2010 10:16 AM
Briena from NJ

NJTransit does not own DeCamp, its a privately owned company.

Sep. 09 2010 08:42 PM
Carol from NJ

I have Broadway tickets for this weekend that I will not be able to use because, without DeCamp, there is no convenient, safe way to get home at night on a weekend.

Sep. 09 2010 04:46 PM

I just can't wait for the strike to be over. DeCamp was really convenient for me.

Sep. 09 2010 04:31 PM
Pat from NYC

Since NJ Transit owns DeCamp and DeCamp is the operator for $1 a year, why can't NJ Transit have trains run on the weekend or bring in charter buses from their system to cover the towns that are only covered by DeCamp during the week? And why doesn't the Midtown Direct work on the weekends? I cannot get to see my family.

Sep. 09 2010 03:53 PM
Alicia from Caldwell

Everyone keeps saying that this is the 7th day..isn't it the EIGHTH day?

Day 1: Thursday 9/2
Day 2: Friday 9/3
Day 3: Saturday 9/4
Day 4: Sunday 9/5
Day 5: Monday 9/6
Day 6: Tuesday 9/7
Day 7: Wednesday 9/8
Day 8: TODAY, Thursday 9/9

....learn how to count please

Sep. 09 2010 03:52 PM
Corina Seigel from NJ

Oh yes, mustn't keep business from the casinos! BNut if you work for a living, you can go scratch. Good going, DeCamp!

Sep. 09 2010 03:38 PM

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