Annmarie Fertoli is an Associate Producer at WNYC, working with the afternoon news team to produce All Things Considered.
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.