Members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005 will vote May 8 and 9 on a tentative contract settlement with Metro Transit, the union announced.
Copies of the settlement will be available to members starting at 9 a.m. on May 8, with a meeting to present and discuss the offer at 11 a.m. at the Ramada Plaza, 1330 Industrial Boulevard, Minneapolis.
Voting will take place following the meeting until 4 p.m. and again on May 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the United Labor Center, 312 Central Ave., SE, Minneapolis.
The Local 1005 executive board voted to recommend that members ratify the agreement.
The previous contract expired July 31, 2015, but under Minnesota law, it continues to be in effect on a day-to-day basis until a new agreement is reached. Negotiations have been protracted, with members rejecting a previous offer in mid-February.
A vote scheduled for April 10 was cancelled after the union discovered discrepancies between the verbal agreement reached at the bargaining table and the printed version provided by management.
The contract covers about 2,400 workers, including bus operators and mechanics, light rail operators and mechanics, and other support personnel.