“One thing that everyone at Local 689, and throughout this region, can agree on is that Metro is at a breaking point,” Jeter said. “I am thankful to the membership for re-electing me and allowing me to continue my service to our members as we stand together to make Local 689 a more perfect union and Metro a better system.”
“Our contract negotiations have reached a historic impasse because of the unwillingness of General Manager Paul Wiedefeld to participate in negotiations and protect Metro’s workforce while we all work to improve the system. We have a lot of work to do,” Jeter continued. “Our union’s resolve is stronger than ever to make Metro better for riders, workers and the communities the system serves. I am excited to complete my term to move Metro and our union forward.”
Wednesday’s election was overseen by the Department of Labor after U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel granted a DOL request for a new election. Jeter and her slate were re-elected by a wider margin than the first election in December of 2015. The union will hold its next round of elections in December of 2018.