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Transit System and Amalgamated Transit Union to start negotiations Thursday

The Milwaukee County Transit System issued a press release today stating the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998 and MCTS will go back to the bargaining table on Thursday, July 30.
It has been nearly a month since the ATU's strike. 
Milwaukee County Transit System claims the  ATU President James Macon is demanding $9 million more than what MCTS can afford. 
"MCTS has put $6.3 million in increased wages and benefits on the table in the next two budget years. MCTS has agreed to cap the number of part-time drivers and is seeking pension changes that will make the transit pension plan stronger, and healthcare changes that help to control costs and keep monthly premiums affordable," said MCTS in a press release. 
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