Unionized Metro Transit workers have threatened to strike after rejecting the final contract offer from the Metropolitan Council.
In a statement Wednesday, ATU Local 1005, which represents 2,350 employees, said the union rejected the latest contract offer in a 94% vote. The union also authorized a strike if demands are not met, according to the statement.
“We put our lives and the lives of our families at risk every day to keep these buses and trains moving in the middle of a global pandemic,” said union president Ryan Timlin in a statement. "They’ve left us no choice but to mobilize.”