More than 5,000 members have taken part in the latest innovative ATU training programs for leaders and members.
Members are learning new strategies to empower members to get involved, make our locals stronger, and prepare for the battles ahead. The trainings also cover how to be an effective union member in a hostile work environment, strategies for bargaining, grievance training and methods to effectively build and maintain coalitions with riders, environmental, unions and social justice groups.
Training seminars include speakers and workshops which present a broad perspective of workers’ struggle for dignity and social justice. In addition, legislative updates on state and national issues, labor law and workers rights.
These programs are a vital step in engaging our membership and galvanizing our riders into a potent political force that will have an impact on local and national battles, the U.S. Congressional elections in November, and key municipal elections in a number of Canadian provinces.
More are being scheduled; so don’t miss your opportunity to take part in these exciting trainings. Contact your local officers and tell them you want ATU training or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. The ATU Activist and Officer Training Program Catalog can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here.
Please click on the training sessions below to view the materials and lists of members who attended each training.
New Officers Training at New Tommy Douglas Conference Center - December 2015
Thirty-one Local ATU presidents/business agents and financial secretaries from across the US and Canada took part on first-ever New Officer Training at the new Tommy Douglas Conference and new ATU International headquarters in Silver Spring, MD.
December 5, 2015
Tommy Douglas Conference Center - Silver Spring, MD
Arcadia, CA Training
Sixty members of Local 1756 came out for special training to prepare to a contract campaign with their employer Foothill Transit.
October 17–18, 2014
New Officers Training - August 2014
Thirty-eight new ATU presidents/business agents and financial secretaries recently attended the ATU Leadership Training Conference in Linthicum, MD, taking part in training and workshops to better serve their members.
August 17–22, 2014
Public Engagement & Communications Training
Transit discussions at DC area churches, engaging members at garages, public speaking training, mock press interviews, a reporters panel and more were part of an innovative public engagement training for ATU local presidents from across the country.
July 16–22, 2014
2014 ATU Activist Training Chicago
Hundreds of ATU members travelled to Chicago to participate in the latest new ATU Activist and Officer Training in coordination with the 2014 Labor Notes Conference. It was the largest training ever conducted by the ATU.
April 2– 6, 2014
Oakland, CA Training
More than 75 California members from Locals 192-Oakland, 256-Sacramento, 265-San Jose, 1027-Fresno, 1575-San Rafael, 1605-Concord, and 276-Stockton were energized by a training in Oakland to learn new strategies to empower members to get involved.
March 15–16, 2014
Hartford, CT Training
Connecticut members from Locals 1763-Rocky Hill, 425-Hartford, 1209-New London, and 281-New Haven were energized by a training in Hartford to learn new strategies to empower members to get involved and make our locals stronger.
March 8, 2014
Orlando, Florida Training
Members of Florida Locals 1579-Gainesville, 1596-Orlando, 1593-Tampa and 1197-Jacksonville took part in an ATU training for leaders and members in Orlando.
March 1, 2014