TO ALL COACH OPERATORS

EMPLOYED AT

ORANGE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY



RE: NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE


Kristen Monaco, Professor of Economics from California State University Long Beach, issued a report in support of our position. This report was given to Board members prior to their closed session meeting on Monday, June 11, 2007.


On Tuesday, June 12, 2007, we met with State Mediator, Tony Butka and OCTA. Initially, both sides met with him separately. In the afternoon, both teams met together to discuss open issues. We will be meeting again on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 and Friday, June 22, 2007. Our goal is to reach a negotiated settlement that can be ratified by our members.


Please visit here to read the economic report. Please also continue to check the hotline at (714) 740-6231 and your union bulletin boards for further information as it becomes available.


If you have any questions, please approach a Shop Steward or you may contact me directly at (714) 740-6235.


In Unity,


Donna A. Metcalfe
Recording Secretary &
Business Representative