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We Are The ATU

The Amalgamated Transit Union – the largest labor union representing transit and allied workers in the U.S. and Canada – fights for the interests of its hard-working members and promotes mass transit. Founded in 1892, the ATU today is comprised of more than 200,000 members, including: metropolitan, interstate, and school bus drivers; paratransit, light rail, subway, streetcar, and ferry boat operators; mechanics and other maintenance workers; station agents, clerks, baggage handlers, municipal employees and others.

ATU Locals

ATU Locals are there to help you at the grassroots level. It's people who work where you work and live where you live. Local leadership knows your workplace culture and issues. They are the eyes and ears of the Union. If you need advice about your workplace or want to get involved with fighting for your rights on the job, we encourage you to contact your Local.


In Transit Magazine
Convention Sets Vision for Future “Stronger Together”

“ATU” and “Stronger Together” was the call and response echoed as hundreds of delegates of our Union gathered in Las Vegas, NV, September 19 – 23, 2022, for our 60th International convention after the past few challenging years of the pandemic and a tragic mass shooting that took the lives of our San Jose members. 


As transit workers, our raises, benefits, and job security all depend on politics. The public budgets that fund transit systems across the country determine how big the pot is when we are negotiating our contracts, and whether our union can win big pay increases or whether we are fighting for scraps. When politicians have our back, they work to pass laws to keep us safe on the job and keep our transit systems running.