News Articles - Amalgamated Transit Union http://www.atu.org/media/news The latest news from the Amalgamated Transit Union en-US contact@trilogyinteractive.com (Trilogy Interactive) http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification DC Metro riders voice opposition to planned cuts at town hall http://www.atu.org/media/news/dc-metro-riders-voice-opposition-to-planned-cuts-at-town-hall More than 100 riders, workers, transit advocates and elected officials called on Metro to abandon planned service cuts and fare increases in at a town hall meeting organized by Local 689. http://www.atu.org/media/news/dc-metro-riders-voice-opposition-to-planned-cuts-at-town-hall Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:00:00 CST ATU hero in Ottawa https://ca.news.yahoo.com/oc-transpo-double-decker-bus-125552037.html A double-decker OC Transpo bus caught fire in rural Ottawa with 70 to 80 passengers on board, the bus driver safely got the riders off the bus before it exploded. http://www.atu.org/media/news/atu-hero-in-ottawa Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:42:00 CST RTA, Union agree to end strike; buses to roll on Friday http://abc22now.com/news/rta-union-strike/local-leaders-urge-end-to-rta-union-strike DAYTON, Ohio (WRGT) -- RTA buses are expected to roll again Friday after 14 hours of negotiations ended with an agreement. http://www.atu.org/media/news/rta-union-agree-to-end-strike-buses-to-roll-on-friday Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:39:02 CST Dayton transit workers on strike http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/rta-drivers-strike-officials-urge-end-contract-dispute/FBI9dWDxt4FNEcmRjL9RzN/ Despite Local 1385 and the Greater Dayton RTA meeting on the request of Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and a State legislator a deal was not reached and workers are on strike. http://www.atu.org/media/news/dayton-transit-workers-on-strike Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:27:30 CST Local 282 calls on NY state to fund public transit http://www.pressrepublican.com/news/local_news/as-ridership-grows-public-transit-looks-to-state-for-money/article_130bde0f-b0b2-5fdc-b68e-e4858b886dee.html The system does not have the resources to go where people need to travel," says the Local. Improvements elsewhere have been followed by "massive increases" in ridership on Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. http://www.atu.org/media/news/local-282-calls-on-ny-state-to-fund-public-transit Mon, 02 Jan 2017 14:17:00 CST Worcester bus driver saves young woman http://www.telegram.com/news/20161231/wrta-bus-driver-glad-to-lend-helping-hand A Worcester Regional Transit Authority bus driver said he was glad to help stop downtown traffic, after a distraught young woman laid down in the street. http://www.atu.org/media/news/w-bus-driver-glad-to-lend-a-helping-hand Sun, 01 Jan 2017 12:47:00 CST AN ATU hero in Hamilton, ON http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7040568-hamilton-bus-driver-praised-for-quick-thinking-after-helping-man-who-slipped-on-ice/ A Local 107 member is being praised for his quick-thinking after helping man who slipped on ice outside his bus. http://www.atu.org/media/news/an-atu-hero-in-hamilton-on Thu, 29 Dec 2016 10:03:43 CST DC Metro workers hold toy drive for kids http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/225358657-story Local 689 members brought a little holiday spirit to a tough neighborhood in DC raising hundreds of dollars to buy toys for 40 girls and boys. http://www.atu.org/media/news/dc-metrpo-workers-hold-toy-drive-for-kids Mon, 26 Dec 2016 08:09:00 CST CTA workers demand fair contract during ‘Day of Action’ http://wgntv.com/2016/12/21/cta-workers-demand-fair-contract-during-day-of-action/ Members of Local 308 and 241 gathered at at CTA headquarters and other locations for a “day of action” to protest “stall tactics over current contract negotiations and regressive, discriminatory contract offers.” http://www.atu.org/media/news/cta-workers-demand-fair-contract-during-day-of-action Thu, 22 Dec 2016 09:37:54 CST Bus Stopped: The Battle over Route 31 in Memphis, TN http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/bus-stopped/Content?oid=5088180 ATU Local 713 and the Memphis Bus Riders are fighting to restore access to the historic, and once well-used Route 31 Crosstown, which was discontinued in 2013. http://www.atu.org/media/news/bus-stopped-the-battle-over-route-31-in-memphis-tn Tue, 20 Dec 2016 11:18:43 CST New Powerhouse Ohio Coalition pushes for increased transit funding http://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2016/12/15/new-powerhouse-statewide-coalition-calls-on-kasich-to-increase-transit-funding ATU Ohio is leading the way for a broad coalition of Ohio organizations calling on Governor John Kasich to increase public transit funding across the state. http://www.atu.org/media/news/new-powerhouse-ohio-coalition-pushes-for-increased-transit-funding Fri, 16 Dec 2016 09:17:17 CST Transit union calls on Hogan, MTA to reconsider bus overhaul http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-bus-plan-petition-20161213-story.html More than 20 public transportation members of Baltimore's transit workers union and advocates petitioned the Maryland Transit Administration Tuesday to consider alternatives to Gov. Larry Hogan's "BaltimoreLink" bus overhaul plan. http://www.atu.org/media/news/transit-union-calls-on-hogan-mta-to-reconsider-bus-overhaul Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:18:35 CST Local 966 Thunder Bay, ON, Santa Bus crushes collection target https://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/santa-bus-crushes-collection-target-487086 Local 966 and the Thunder Bay Food Bank hoped this year’s Santa Bus campaign would match last year’s total of 7,000 pounds. Little did they know it would jump by 57 per cent – not to mention more than $2,000 in cash. http://www.atu.org/media/news/local-santa-bus-crushes-collection-target Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:04:42 CST Saskatoon transit workers reach tentative agreement http://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/city-transit-union-reach-tentative-agreement-vote-set-for-tuesday-1.3197441 ATU Local 615 has reached a tentative deal with the city of Saskatoon. Members are expected to vote on the new deal early this week. http://www.atu.org/media/news/local-615-saskatoon-sk-reaches-tentative-agreement Mon, 12 Dec 2016 09:41:07 CST Hanley on plight of Uber and Lyft drivers in NY Times http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/07/opinion/a-catastrophe-for-workers.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0 Uber and Lyft have expertly misclassified employees as independent contractors, and the results have been catastrophic for workers. http://www.atu.org/media/news/hanley-on-plight-of-uber Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:00:53 CST Sleep-deprived drivers have plenty in common with drunk drivers https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/sleep-deprived-drivers-have-plenty-in-common-with-drunk-drivers/2016/12/06/2f83d166-bbcb-11e6-91ee-1adddfe36cbe_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.06705c3f4cd6 Driver fatigue is the single largest cause of fatal intercity bus accidents and ATU has long pushed for legislation to extend overtime protections for bus drivers. http://www.atu.org/media/news/sleep-deprived-drivers-have-plenty-in-common-with-drunk-drivers Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:43:45 CST Obama halts Dakota Access Pipeline http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-dakota-access-pipeline-halt_us_5844882be4b0c68e04817323?section=politics Federal authorities have halted construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline amid growing protests that were expected to draw some 2,000 U.S. military veterans. http://www.atu.org/media/news/obama-halts-dakota-access-pipeline Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:10:00 CST Peoria transit strike averted for now http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/citylink-and-atu-416-extend-contracts-until-january-31st Local 416 and CityLink came to an agreement to extend CityLink workers’ contracts until January 31st after workers overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike this week. http://www.atu.org/media/news/peoria-transit-strike-averted-for-now Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:39:06 CST ABC News Diane Sawyer interviews workers, ATU Local 164 President on economy https://timesleader.com/news/local/611349/abc-tvs-diane-sawyer-interviews-local-residents-about-the-need-for-jobs “I told her I did not support Trump. I just don’t believe one political party should control all branches of government. Besides, I don’t think the Republican Party will ever be for the working class people,” says Local 164 President Kevin McGee. http://www.atu.org/media/news/abc-news-diane-sawyer-interviews-atu-local-164-president-on-economy Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:58:00 CST Local 741-London, ON, ratify new contract http://london.ctvnews.ca/transit-union-votes-in-favour-of-new-deal-with-ltc-commission-votes-wednesday-1.3181442 Members overwhelmingly voted to approve the new contract with the London Transit Commission, which is expected to approve the deal in next few days. http://www.atu.org/media/news/local-741-london-on Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:10:14 CST