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Labor union fighting for better wages

Posted at 2:51 PM, Sep 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-06 16:02:51-04

One local labor union is using the importance of the Labor Day holiday to ask for fair working conditions.

Amalgamated Transit Union, the largest labor union representing transit and allied workers in the U.S. and Canada, addressed their seven year struggle with the NFTA before the Labor Day parade Monday morning.

The union is asking for $15 an hour. They say without fair wages, the biggest problem trickles down to the consumer. Without better wages, employees leave for better paying jobs, decreasing the NFTA workforce.

The ATU will continue their struggle for better wages at a prayer vigil in front of the NFTA headquarters later this week.

Labor negotiations between the union and the NFTA will continue on September 8.