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ATU... So Much More

The Amalgamated Transit Union will hold its 2013 International Convention at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront from August 26 – 30, in California.  The theme of the Convention – So Much More – reflects ATU’s conviction that while the Union has accomplished much over the last three years, we have only begun to realize the full potential of our international union.

This will be just the 57th time in our 121-year history that delegates representing the entire Union will gather to consider matters of great importance to ATU.


Conventions mandated by ATU Constitution

In compliance with the ATU Constitution and General Laws a “General Convention” of the ATU must be held every third year.  Rules governing the election of delegates and the number of delegates, based on size, allowed for each local are contained in the Constitution.

The assembly of delegates will review ATU’s successes over the last three years including our efforts to build coalitions with our riders; our unprecedented 2012 election campaign; ATU’s campaign to fight assaults on transit workers and bathroom break issues; our Disaster Relief Fund campaign to help members devastated by Hurricane Sandy, floods and other natural disasters; and much more.

Delegates will also hear from notable speakers, address the challenges faced by Labor and transit workers, consider resolutions, elect international officers, and vote upon a plan to restructure the Union to better serve the needs of its members in the 21st Century.

The International also plans to take advantage of this historic opportunity by offering first of their kind Convention Training Academy workshops throughout the week to teach delegates how to unlock the potential of their local unions.


Unique training sessions

These unique training sessions will cover a wide range of themes and topics to enable delegates and other attendees to improve leadership and management skills, provide information on issues of critical importance and enhance the ability of our officers and members to respond to the new challenges facing our Union, our locals and our members.

Members can follow the proceedings through updates that will be posted throughout the week on the Convention website at