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CATS drivers to see pay increase

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Drivers with the Capital Area Transit System will be receiving pay raises in 2016. 

In a new two year contract agreed upon by CATS and the Amalgamated Transit Union, employees will see increased wages, changes in overtime rules and a standardized paid time off schedule. 

Starting wages for drivers will increase from $13.25 an hour to $15 an hour. Pay for trainees will now start at $14. 

According to CEO Bob Mirabito, the move should not inflate the agency's payroll by more than five percent over the next two years. 

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