Contract workers who drive shuttle busses for workers communting to Apple's Silicon Valley offices are getting a 25 percent pay raise. Apple is kicking in the money to give the drivers the hourly pay rate increase, and said split shift workers will earn an even higher pay rate.
Apple give contract bus drivers a pay raise
Apple spokesperson Kristin Huguet told the San Jose Mercury News,
We're working with the bus companies to help make a number of changes for the more than 150 drivers of our commute shuttles, including funding a 25 percent increase in hourly wages, premium pay for coach and shuttle drivers who work split shifts and improving the driver break and rest areas.
The pay rate increase will make the bus drivers who shuttle Apple employees among the best paid in the area.
The change follows last week's change for Apple's security staff who will transition from contract workers into full-on Apple employees. The company decided to bring its security staff in house after a year-long study, and plans to transition current contract workers into employees instead of hiring new people.
Apple's shuttle bus drivers work for Loop Transportation and Compass Transportation, both of which joined the Teamsters union. The union still has to give its nod of approval before the pay raises can go into effect, so there isn't any word yet on how soon the driver's will see a change in their pay checks.
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