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RTA CEO Mark Donaghy responds to ATU Local 1385 move to halt strike

January 11, 2018

For Immediate Release

CONTACT:  Jessica Olson, Communications Manager (937) 425-8352

(DAYTON, OHIO)… Following a vote for a new president and leadership in the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1385, the new leadership said they would push back their intent to strike notice so that the union and RTA leadership could meet to talk about unresolved issues.

In response, RTA CEO Mark Donaghy said: “I am extremely pleased by the announcement today (Dec. 27, 2017) from Local 1385 to resume talks with RTA and to delay any work stoppage while we work to negotiate a solution in the best interest of all involved.  RTA’s customers as well as our management team appreciate the concern demonstrated by this decision from the union leadership, especially during the extreme weather we are experiencing.  I look forward to returning to the table and working to find a solution to the issue.”

The RTA will continue to provide customers and the community with updates on negotiations between the Local 1385 and RTA leadership.

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RTA is Ohio’s greenest fleet, and serves over 3,000 stops on 34 routes throughout Montgomery and parts of Greene County. The agency operates diesel, hybrid diesel, and electric trolley buses that take people to work, school and shopping. Customers ride RTA on more than 9 million passenger trips each year. RTA is committed to providing the highest levels of customer service as the region’s first choice for alternative transportation.