NC: CATS, Drivers Reach Tentative Deal to Avert Strike
The Charlotte Area Transit System's management company and the union that represents nearly 600 bus drivers have reached a tentative deal that would avert a strike that would have begun at midnight tonight. The two sides have been negotiating for six months over a new contract, and had struggled to reach a deal. The tentative agreement — which still must be ratified by drivers before Jan. 3 — would create a new three-year contract, said Olaf Kinard, a marketing manager for CATS. Over...