It turns out that Ms. Holmes isn’t the only one who has filed charges against the AVTA! Our loyal bus drivers are negotiating a new union contract and have filed charges against AVTA’s bus contractor, Transdev, with the National Labor Relations Board. What’s this all about? For the same reasons Ms. Holmes is suing: denial of “due process” (at the bargaining table, in this instance) and for their illegal demandthat the drivers make less than the local minimum wage!
And don’t believe the AVTA when they say that it’s not their fault because the drivers technically work for their contractor, Transdev… In August 2016, A U.S. Federal Judge ruled that because the AVTA has “extensive controls over Transdev operations,” there are sufficient alleged facts to establish that AVTA and Transdev are “joint employers.”