Local bus strike averted

Buses will keep rolling as scheduled thanks to a new agreement between CT Transit and its union workers.Union leaders say members voted yesterday in favor

STAMFORD - Buses will keep rolling as scheduled thanks to a new agreement between CT Transit and its union workers.

Union leaders say members voted yesterday in favor of the new contract.

The company's 750 drivers and maintenance workers in Stamford, New Haven and Hartford have agreed to a 6.5% wage increase over three years. In return, employees are now required to contributed to health coverage.

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