Collective Bargaining News

Message from
Kenneth Acevedo
Executive Director, Treasurer, Legislative Director
To all UTLO Members-
Contract negotiations meeting that was scheduled for March 25 2020 was postponed to a later date to be determined by Labor Relations, due to the out break of the COVID-19 Virus affecting our members and all of society. Be assured that your UTLO Executive Board is doing everything possible to address the COVID-19 issues and to proceed with contract negotiations.
Please contact your UTLO leadership with any questions or issues that we can bring to our meetings with the MTA Executives.
Be safe and use every necessary precaution to avoid exposure to this virus, and if you are exposed contact us immediately for us to bring your case to Human Resources and Occupational Health Services.
Thank you for your support during these difficult times.



Dear UTLO Brothers and Sisters!


We are happy to announce the commencement of our second round of Collective Bargaining Negotiations!

On March 25, 2020 9:00AM we will state UTLO demands and will make sure that your concerns heard.

As we discussed during our General Membership meeting, our ultimate goal is to match and exceed what people we supervise have.

Being newly established Union, we have to consider major issues which MUST be resolved:


  • Compensation of time and a half for work over 8 hours
  • Pay Parity among the same titles
  • General wage increase retroactive to the expiration of our first contract July 1st, 2019
  • Compression rate increases  
  • Pick rights based on seniority in title
  • Medical benefits contribution decreases
  • Arbitration rights for disciplinary suspensions
  • Modifications to transfer procedures
  • Productivity Incentive Program for UTLO Members
  • Night Differential
  • MTA Bus Pension defined benefit equal to TWU
  • 100% of Sick balances cash out at retirement
  • Commuter passes (LIRR, Metro North, SI Express Buses)


Between now and March 25th myself and your UTLO Executive Board will be setting up field meetings to discuss the above demands.


Mario Bucceri, President