D.C. Circulator operators on Thursday evening overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year contract with company First Transit for higher wages and greater safety guarantees. Drivers -- members of ATU 1764 -- had been rallying for months for better salaries. The benefits agreed upon in the contract are contingent upon the District allocating extra funds for the operations of the bus system.
- Excerpted from reports in Washington City Paper and The Washington Post; photo Matt McClain/The Washington Post
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