RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Members of Teamsters Union Local 533 voted down a contract offer from MV Transportation, the Texas-based contractor paid to manage the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County transit system.
The previous two-year contract expired on June 30. The contractor and the union agreed to an extension and reached a tentative contract at deadline on July 31.
A federal mediator has been involved and may call a cooling off period as early as Monday, according to a Nevada Labor press release. Union members will report to work as scheduled.
Local 533 has represented RTC bus system and RTC Access paratransit drivers and support personnel for a quarter-century. The current negotiations involve drivers, mechanics and dispatchers employed by MV Transportation, a third party hired by the Regional Transportation Board -- comprised of elected members of the Reno and Sparks city councils -- and the Washoe County Commission.