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TUCSON, Arizona -- Sun Tran bus drivers in Tucson have approved a new two-year contract.

The deal was ratified by a 212-69 vote Thursday. It includes 1 percent raises for the highest-paid bus drivers and mechanics.

The transit agency and Teamsters Local 104 agreed to a $773,000 package that includes raising pay for top drivers from $18.53 to $18.72 within the next two years.

Those drivers along with the highest-paid mechanics hadn't received raises since 2010.

The Arizona Daily Star says pay for top mechanics will increase from $21.94 to $22.16 in the upcoming two years.

Sun Tran and the union reached a tentative agreement Tuesday, allowing drivers to work under the terms of the old contract while they voted on the new one. The two sides had been negotiating for six weeks.

Associated Press,

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