Jon Moore, General Manager
GMT Statement – Tentative Agreement at March 4th Bargaining Session
GMT values all of its employees and greatly respects the hard work and dedication of its rural route drivers. We are thrilled to have a tentative agreement with the rural drivers bargaining unit that values and respects their contributions to our organization. This contract offers increased wages, bonuses, no-cost health, vision and dental insurance, for employees and affordable coverage for families, generous time off and scheduling to provide flexibility and down-time because we know this work can be stressful and demanding.
The Union has notified us that they believe this agreement will be ratified, based on voting over the weekend, and that they no longer intend to strike. For our part, the GMT Board of Commissioners will meet and we expect approval to happen on March 15. This is great news for our employees and for the public that we serve.
This is the last of three new three-year collective bargaining agreements and provides the stability that is necessary for the organization to manage through challenging finances and work force shortages to continue our critical and essential service to the communities who depend on it.
GMT is an excellent place to work and provides a career that is fulfilling with wages that allow individuals and families to support themselves. These agreements allow us to retain our great employees and attract new ones to join the team.