Some unionized Metro Mobility drivers oppose a proposed $31.8 million contract with a nonunion firm, saying it will lead to the loss of nearly 100 jobs.
But the Metropolitan Council, which operates Metro Mobility, says Maple Grove-based Transit Team ranked the highest in the competitive bidding process. The council is not required to hire companies that only employ unionized drivers, said spokeswoman Kate Brickman.
After the council's Transportation Committee approved the contract Monday, it will be considered by the full board on Wednesday.
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