Yakima and Bus Drivers Entering Mediation

<p>People waiting for Yakima Transit bus</p>

People waiting for Yakima Transit bus

The City of Yakima and the union representing city bus drivers will enter mediation next month.

The decision comes after labor agreement negotiations failed -- drivers are asking the city for a 5 percent annual wage increases for the next three years, however, the city says it cannot afford that.

City officials hope an agreement will be reached by the end of the year.