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 Union representing STC workers asks federal labour board to intervene http://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/union-representing-stc-workers-asks-federal-labour-board-to-intervene The provincial government did not follow proper processes when it announced the shuttering of the STC in this month’s budget, says the president of the union that represents the 224 workers who will lose their jobs at the end of May. http://www.atu.org/media/news/union-representing-stc-workers-asks-federal-labour-board-to-intervene Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:13:00 CDT Government to shutter the 70-year-old Saskatchewan bus service http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/saskatchewan-bus-company-stc-end-service-shut-down-1.4036612 The closure leaves 224 ATU Local 1374 members out of work and hundreds of communities in limbo with intercity bus service being slashed. http://www.atu.org/media/news/governments-decision-to-shutter-the-70-year-old-bus-service Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:43:09 CDT Riders, workers bemoan Metro fare hikes, service cuts http://wtop.com/tracking-metro-24-7/2017/03/riders-workers-bemoan-metro-belt-tightening/ ATU Local 689 President Jackie Jeter, said the Metro Board ignored public opposition to service cuts and significant fare increases. “They were hell-bent on doing what they wanted to do,” Jeter said. http://www.atu.org/media/news/riders-workers-bemoan-metro-fare-hikes-service-cuts Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:04:00 CDT Edmonton bus driver's nerves of steel credited with saving lives at police shooting http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/edmonton-bus-drivers-nerves-of-steel-credited-with-saving-lives-at-police-shooting An Edmonton bus driver is being called a hero with nerves of steel for his role in last week’s police shooting of a gunman at a busy Clareview intersection. http://www.atu.org/media/news/edmonton-bus-drivers-nerves-of-steel-credited-with-saving-lives-at-police-shooting Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:32:00 CDT Local 113: TTC employees at risk after policy change https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/03/21/ttc-employees-at-risk-after-policy-change-union-says.html Subway operator assaulted a month after TTC implemented policy requiring them to work from the sixth car instead of the fifth, which puts the safety of its employees at risk says Local 113. http://www.atu.org/media/news/local-113-ttc-employees-at-risk-after-policy-change Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:17:58 CDT Driverless Future? http://prospect.org/article/driverless-future If they ever get the bugs out, autonomous cars will put a lot of human drivers out of work including Uber and Lyft drivers, truckers, bus drivers and many others connected to transportation service. http://www.atu.org/media/news/driverless-future Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:42:19 CDT Local 591 members begin rotating strikes http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/sto-bus-driver-labour-meeting-1.4024241 Gatineau bus drivers and maintenance workers will be walking off the job with rotating strikes after meetings with the Société de transport de l'Outaouais failed to resolve their differences. http://www.atu.org/media/news/local-591-members-begin-rotating-strikes Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:47:00 CDT Local 113 crisis: Labour Shoots Itself in the Foot http://therealnews.com/t2/component/content/article/564-sam-gindin-and-herman-rosenfeld/3094--the-crisis-in-the-atu-labour-shoots-itself-in-the-foot With Local 113, the initiative by the local president to leave ATU seemed to very much come out of the blue. Meanwhile ATU International President Larry Hanley came to office with strong credentials in fighting for democratic unionism. http://www.atu.org/media/news/local-113-crisis-labour-shoots-itself-in-the-foot Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:53:17 CDT Local 689 on GAO report criticizing WMATA on SafeTrack http://www.atulocal689.org/689-blog/atu-local-689-responds-to-gao-safetrack-report GAO now joins other federal agencies, including the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), in calling out the poor decisions of WMATA leadership http://www.atu.org/media/news/local-689-on-gao-report-criticizing-wmata-on-safetrack Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:51:26 CDT 3 generations of Vancouver bus drivers toast great-grandfather's 100th in vintage bus http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/3-generations-of-vancouver-bus-drivers-toast-great-grandfather-s-100th-in-vintage-bus-1.4022004 For his 100th birthday, John Harlow's family wanted to give him a ride down memory lane. They rented a 1964 G.M.C. for the former bus driver to do a tour through some of his life's most pivotal stops around Vancouver. http://www.atu.org/media/news/3-generations-of-vancouver-bus-drivers-toast-great-grandfathers-100th-in-vintage-bus Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:37:00 CDT Another attack on a Winnipeg bus http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/im-going-to-kill-you-winnipeg-bus-driver-punched-another-threatened-friday-night/ar-AAo9dpz This is one of the many recent attacks on Winnipeg bus drivers, 20 have occurred in 2017 including the stabbing death of Irving Fraser. http://www.atu.org/media/news/another-attack-on-a-winnipeg-bus Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:47:11 CDT Shakeup at HSR has drivers’ union uneasy about labour relations http://bayobserver.ca/shakeup-at-hsr-has-drivers-union-uneasy-about-labour-relations/ The departed Hamilton Transit chief had really improved the culture and relationship with drivers, and some Local 107 members have expressed concern over the new transit director. http://www.atu.org/media/news/shakeup-at-hsr-has-drivers-union-uneasy-about-labour-relations Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:34:00 CST Passengers take axe and brass knuckles from man on Winnipeg transit bus http://www.thewesternstar.com/news/regional/2017/3/4/passengers-take-axe-and-brass-knuckles-from-man-on-winnipeg-transit-bus.html Less than a month after a fatal stabbing of a Winnipeg bus driver, passengers on a Winnipeg bus disarmed a man with an axe and brass knuckles on a bus, intensifying calls for transit safety in the city. http://www.atu.org/media/news/passengers-take-axe-and-brass-knuckles-from-man-on-winnipeg-transit-bus Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:15:40 CST With love and respect: Kids write letters of support to Winnipeg bus drivers http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/bus-drivers-letters-1.4006459 "From our hearts, we want you to know we are thinking of you and stand beside you as a community member," reads a letter from a Grade 5 student. http://www.atu.org/media/news/with-love-and-respect-kids-write-letters-of-support-to-bus-drivers Thu, 02 Mar 2017 14:38:00 CST Not United for Kinnear http://video.cochranetimes.com/search/all/source/splash-news/not-united-for-kinnear/5339538180001 A large group of Local 113 members held a rally at their office showing their displeasure with TTC union boss Bob Kinnear - wanting him out. http://www.atu.org/media/news/not-united-for-kinnear Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:48:01 CST NY Retirees struggle to survive as pension fund bottoms http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/n-y-retirees-struggle-survive-pension-fund-bottoms-article-1.2982399 A drained pension fund has retired New York union workers pinching pennies to survive, a fate that could soon hit millions of working-class Americans — the loss of their union pensions. http://www.atu.org/media/news/ny-retirees-struggle-to-survive-as-pension-fund-bottoms Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:39:00 CST Valley Metro workers wary of plan to add off-duty police officers to light rail http://www.cbs5az.com/story/34602191/valley-metro-to-add-off-duty-police-officers-to-light-rail-security "My biggest concern for the light rail operators is late at night when they pull into the stations and they have to switch ends to take the train out," says Local 1443's Bob Bean, who remains wary as the Local had not be informed of the move. http://www.atu.org/media/news/valley-metro-workers-to-add-off-duty-police-officers-to-light-rail-security Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:22:25 CST Students surprise beloved Minnesota wrestling coach on his bus route https://gma.yahoo.com/students-surprise-beloved-minnesota-wrestling-coach-bus-route-192047306--abc-news-topstories.html?cid=social_fb_abcn# A bus driver who has coached wrestling in Minnesota for 20 years, got a great surprise from his wrestlers at his day job that left him in tears of joy, and put the spotlight on his dedication. http://www.atu.org/media/news/students-surprise-beloved-minnesota-wrestling-coach-on-his-bus-route Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:40:50 CST Drivers picket STO office as negotiations continue to founder http://www.metronews.ca/news/ottawa/2017/02/23/drivers-picket-sto-office-as-negotiations-founder.html Since January 20, STO workers have been working-to-rule, refusing overtime hours and reporting buses for repairs, both of which combine to create a maintenance backlog that has led to STO cancelling scores of routes for commuter. http://www.atu.org/media/news/drivers-picket-sto-office-as-negotiations-continue-to-founder Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:26:19 CST ATU Cincinnati calls for look into Weapons Policy after recent incident http://wvxu.org/post/metro-looking-weapons-policy-training-after-incident#stream/0 A recent incident involving a passenger openly carrying guns on a bus shows clarification and education on the Metro's current weapons policy are needed says ATU Local 627. http://www.atu.org/media/news/cincinnati-metro-looking-into-weapons-policy-after-dangerous-incident Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:37:00 CST