News Articles - Amalgamated Transit Union The latest news from the Amalgamated Transit Union en-US (Trilogy Interactive) Local 113-Toronto, ON calls for more protection amidst an uptick of attacks on transit workers TTC ridership has been way down during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it has been anything but quiet. Data from the TTC shows assaults against its employees is up by 50% and up by 34% against passengers over the course of a year. Mon, 21 Jun 2021 11:14:44 CDT Local 107-Hamilton, ON pushes back on transit cuts The city’s transit union is warning councillors against using LRT as an excuse to cut Hamilton’s bus budget or workforce. Thu, 17 Jun 2021 14:25:25 CDT Transit Union votes 'no confidence' of Escambia County Administrator Gilley Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:44:20 CDT Beaumont transit workers reject contract, authorize possible strike “The last thing we want to do is impact our riders, but if that’s what we have to do to get city leaders to stop treating us like dirt, we are prepared to do so,” Arlon Jackon, local 1031 president and business agent, said in a statement. Tue, 15 Jun 2021 08:49:58 CDT Metro board approves fare reductions, service increases in bid to lure back riders Transit systems should follow WMATA's lead and expand service and reduce fares to increase ridership as the recovery from the pandemic continues. Mon, 14 Jun 2021 12:52:37 CDT Transit union holds rally protesting outsourcing of more than 100 bus cleaner positions The union also presented a photo petition with more than 1,500 participants to city management to call on City Manager Andre Corbould and city council to cancel the outsourcing of jobs. Mon, 14 Jun 2021 09:23:45 CDT After Man Shoots At CTA Driver For Being Told To Wear A Mask, Union Leader Says City Must Do More To Protect Workers "She has a family. Her life, the value of her life, flashed before her eyes. He shot three times. We are not protected as we do our job and provide service up and down these streets." Sun, 13 Jun 2021 13:13:39 CDT Southern Maine public transit workers vote to unionize The ATU welcomes our new Local 714-Portland, ME sisters and brothers to our family. Fri, 11 Jun 2021 12:37:27 CDT ATU Canada Expresses Its Solidarity With Muslim Community After Violent Islamophobic Attack in London Like Canadians across the country, we were horrified and saddened to hear of the racially motivated attack that occurred in London, Ontario earlier this week when a 20-year-old man drove into a Muslim family, ... Wed, 09 Jun 2021 11:00:00 CDT Watch: Bus driver attacked, RTA adding protection CLEVELAND (WJW) — Video released to the FOX 8 I-Team shows an RTA bus driver attacked behind the wheel, just the latest driver targeted. And, we’ve found something being done about it. Wed, 09 Jun 2021 08:09:10 CDT NY: MTA bus driver shortage causing Staten Island trip cancellations, frustrating commuters Currently, Staten Island is down about 40 bus drivers from pre-pandemic levels, according to Danny Cassella, president of ATU Local 726, the union representing Staten Island bus drivers. Wed, 02 Jun 2021 11:00:00 CDT Transit bus attack and driver safety ATU Local 1505 president Romeo Ignacio explains how a transit driver is feeling, after dealing with a belligerent passenger who allegedly grabbed the wheel of the vehicle and began swerving across the road. Wed, 02 Jun 2021 11:00:00 CDT ‘There are no words for the heartache’: Family, friends remember victims of VTA shooting The ATU mourns with our Local 265-San Jose, CA sisters, brothers, their families and their community. Thu, 27 May 2021 08:01:13 CDT Police: TriMet bus driver shot, injured in East Portland Shooting comes weeks after another TriMet bus driver was shot and killed in Portland’s Cathedral Park neighborhood. Mon, 24 May 2021 08:38:47 CDT Essential workers protected us. Now it’s time we stand up for them During the pandemic, our state’s public health and public safety have depended heavily on frontline essential workers. They have cared for patients, stocked grocery store shelves, staffed prisons, operated public transit systems, ... Fri, 21 May 2021 11:58:10 CDT Wear a mask or don't board the bus, Transit Windsor rules Two work refusals by bus drivers have led Transit Windsor to stiffen its mask-wearing rule so that even passsengers claiming a medical condition must wear one. Tue, 18 May 2021 14:10:00 CDT THREE CHEERS FOR SCABBY THE RAT The giant inflatable rodent that became the face of America’s labor movement Mon, 17 May 2021 12:58:57 CDT MetroAccess contract dispatchers end strike over wages, easing concerns over disruptions for the disabled More than 100 MetroAccess reservation-takers and dispatchers went on strike Friday in a dispute with a Texas-based transportation provider over pay and working conditions. Sat, 15 May 2021 11:38:03 CDT HERO Act enforces safety standards ATU New York Locals joined with union allies to fight hard to get the New York HERO Act. The legislation requires businesses to have enforceable safety standards to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus and other airborne diseases. Fri, 14 May 2021 06:40:42 CDT Local 113-Toronto, ON members deliver petition demanding TTC improve pandemic safety The Union delivered a banner petition signed by more than 7,000 members outside the TTC headquarters at a socially safe distanced protest. Thu, 13 May 2021 12:13:31 CDT