Officials estimate there are 30 to 40 thousand undocumented immigrants in Central Ohio who could be spared deportation under President Obama’s reform order.
COTA Accepts Contract
The Central Ohio Transit Authority Board of Directors voted unanimously today to accept a three-year contract with bus drivers and mechanics. The union accepted the agreement last weekend.
The new contract gives workers a signing bonus, but two percent pay raises are delayed. Workers also agreed to share in their health care costs for the first time, picking up an estimated five percent of the total premium price.