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 Rider attacks Thunder Bay bus driver https://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/passenger-assaults-thunder-bay-transit-driver-720593?platform=hootsuite ATU Local 966 is calling on the City of Thunder Bay to develop better processes and quicker responses for dealing with assaults on bus drivers after the latest incident. http://www.atu.org/media/news/rider-attacks-thunder-bay-bus-driver Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:02:00 CDT First Amendment victory for Pensacola transit workers, riders and community http://www.pnj.com/story/news/politics/2017/09/12/ecat-union-withdraws-first-amendment-lawsuit-against-escambia-county-underhill/658116001/ Local 1395-Pensacola, FL has withdrawn its lawsuit over First Amendment rights at transit stations after the County Commission passed a resolution reaffirming public forums at the Rosa Parks Transit Station. http://www.atu.org/media/news/first-amendment-victory-for-pensacola-transit-workers-riders-and-community Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:19:23 CDT Detroit Bus Drivers Expose Deplorable Working Conditions https://www.longroom.com/discussion/669021/detroit-bus-drivers-expose-deplorable-working-conditions-rodents-bed-bugs-spitting-and-assaults In a resolution passed by ATU Local 26, Detroit transit workers are demanding the city provide improvements and immediately fix bus operator workstations. Call for an end to riders spitting and assaults on drivers and rodents, bed bugs on buses. http://www.atu.org/media/news/detroit-bus-drivers-expose-deplorable-working-conditions Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:35:59 CDT ATU supporters protest at the start of Grand Rapids Labor-day walk http://www.therapidian.org/placematters-protesters-disrupt-planed-labor-day-walk As hundreds of participants lined up to start the five-mile walk, Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss was disrupted from addressing the crowd when she was met by protesters supporting the local Amalgamated Transit Union. http://www.atu.org/media/news/atu-supporters-protest-at-the-start-of-grand-rapids-labor-day-walk Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:53:15 CDT An ATU hero in Cincinnati, OH http://www.wlwt.com/article/metro-bus-driver-hailed-a-hero-for-saving-mans-life/12121161 19-year veteran driver Shalita McDaniel saved a man who collapsed in front of her bus. The Local 627-Cincinnati, OH, member stopped her bus called 911 stayed with the man who had seizures until help arrived. http://www.atu.org/media/news/an-atu-hero-in-cincinnati-oh Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:49:13 CDT Saskatoon Transit workers says sick-day manager hired by city 'has created more problems' http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/saskatoon/saskatoon-transit-union-sick-day-manager-problems-1.4261612 "It has not been a smooth, fluent process. In fact it's been totally the opposite," said Local 615. The company hasn't allowed sufficient time for things like bodily functions: eating and going to the bathroom. http://www.atu.org/media/news/saskatoon-transit-workers-says-sick-day-manager-hired-by-city-has-created-more-problems Wed, 30 Aug 2017 10:25:28 CDT ATU remains concerned with Uber's pick for new CEO http://www.phillytrib.com/news/uber-picks-for-new-ceo-to-salvage-wreckage/article_15bdd80b-a884-5a1d-9978-30c42f1cf981.html “Until we see whether this CEO can bring a meaningful change in the company’s behavior, we are going to be fastening our seat belts,” ATU said. “While we are trying to be hopeful, there is as much as dread and trepidation as anything else.” http://www.atu.org/media/news/atu-remains-concerned-with-ubers-pick-for-new-ceo Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:07:17 CDT How today’s unions help working people http://www.epi.org/publication/how-todays-unions-help-working-people-giving-workers-the-power-to-improve-their-jobs-and-unrig-the-economy/ Unions give workers the power to improve their jobs and unrig the economy that is stacked against working people. http://www.atu.org/media/news/how-todays-unions-help-working-people Thu, 24 Aug 2017 16:28:00 CDT Baltimore transit worker's union, supporters rally against BaltimoreLink changes http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-bz-union-rally-20170823-story.html The group marched to the Maryland Transit Administration’s with signs that read “Sink the Link” and “We demand justice & respect for Baltimore,” to protest changes to the city’s bus routes that they say have harmed riders and drivers. http://www.atu.org/media/news/baltimore-transit-workers-union-supporters-rally-against-baltimorelink-changes Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:27:00 CDT Hamilton transit workers rally to “Keep Transit Public” http://globalnews.ca/news/3656962/rally-held-outside-hamilton-city-hall-as-council-discusses-lrt-operations/ Local 107 is holding a rally as the City Council debates a motion on making the HSR the operator and maintainer of the new LRT and keeping the operation in public hands rather than private. http://www.atu.org/media/news/hamilton-transit-workers-rally-to-keep-transit-public Wed, 09 Aug 2017 16:33:00 CDT Foothill Transit workers end strike http://www.sgvtribune.com/general-news/20170807/foothill-transit-strike-ends-normal-bus-service-expected-to-resume-tuesday-morning Local 1756-Arcadia, CA, members' strike ended after less than day, when Keolis and the Local signed a memorandum of agreement that meets many of the demands of the workers. http://www.atu.org/media/news/foothill-transit-workers-end-strike-talks-resume Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:12:00 CDT Local 770 throws support behind Sam Jones in Mobile mayor race https://youtu.be/0zIno6D8UA0 Citing former Mobile Mayor Sam Jones’s support for public transit and working families, Local 770 endorsed Jones for Mayor as the candidate rode a bus with workers and riders. http://www.atu.org/media/news/local-770-throws-support-behind-sam-jones-in-mobile-mayor-race Wed, 02 Aug 2017 14:34:35 CDT Charlie and the MBTA http://prospect.org/article/charlie-and-mbta Governor Baker's privatization of the MBTA has not come close to addressing the authority’s central problem—the underfunding and underinvestment that has contributed to billions of dollars in deferred maintenance and a fragile system. http://www.atu.org/media/news/charlie-and-the-mbta Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:24:00 CDT Man arrested in stabbing of D.C. Circulator bus driver https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2017/07/19/man-arrested-in-stabbing-of-dc-circulator-bus-driver/?utm_term=.e71344a43789 A police report said Lighty had a verbal altercation with the driver after the driver declined to stop the bus, and he later stabbed the driver in the back of the head with a box cutter. http://www.atu.org/media/news/man-arrested-in-stabbing-of-d-c-circulator-bus-driver Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:31:25 CDT Milwaukee bus driver hailed as hero http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/bus-driver-helps-year-boy-lost-milwaukee-48651381 A bus driver is being praised after he spotted a 2-year-old boy walking alone in Milwaukee. A passenger got off to talk to the boy who said he was lost. The bus driver called the police who took the boy home. http://www.atu.org/media/news/milwaukee-bus-driver-hailed-as-hero Sat, 15 Jul 2017 16:30:59 CDT Building Resistance on Trump Island https://indypendent.org/2017/07/building-resistance-on-trump-island/ ATU Local 726 is part of a growing group of progressive labor unions and community organizations on the island united as a progressive coalition deep in New York’s Republican recesses. http://www.atu.org/media/news/building-resistance-on-trump-island Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:33:17 CDT CTA train workers vote in favor of a strike http://abc7chicago.com/traffic/cta-train-operators-vote-in-favor-of-strike/2201349/ After 18 months without a contract, Local 308 members overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike. "We do not want to cause the city a heart attack, but our patience has worn out. Our anger is growing," said Local President Kenneth Franklin. http://www.atu.org/media/news/cta-train-workers-authorize-strike-vote Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:55:00 CDT The strike that formed Local 752-Bloomington, IL 100 years ago http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/a-walk-through-time-bloomington-s-streetcar-strike/article_d5cfaf07-2443-5f37-8c4c-7c3dae632ab9.html The dispute brought famous labor activist Mary Harris “Mother” Jones — and 1,400 National Guard troops — to Bloomington 100 years ago this week. http://www.atu.org/media/news/a-walk-through-time-bloomingtons-1917-streetcar-strike Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:41:00 CDT New laws for jitneys in NJ close http://www.hudsonreporter.com/view/full_story/27442083/article-New-laws-for-jitneys---Legislature-inches-closer-to-bringing-local-regulation-?instance=latest_story NJ State Legislature inching closer to legislation to place stricter regulations on privately owned commuter shuttles/jitneys prompted after a jitney bus driver struck and killed an 11-year-old boy in Jersey City in October. http://www.atu.org/media/news/new-laws-for-jitneys-in-nj-close Mon, 03 Jul 2017 09:21:01 CDT Another shocking example of the managerial incompetence that plagues DC Metro http://wamu.org/story/17/06/27/metro-quietly-announces-overcharging-riders-years/ DC Metro quietly announced it’s been overcharging some riders for years. This revelation - which amazingly management has no idea when it began - comes the same week WMATA raised fares and cut service. http://www.atu.org/media/news/another-shocking-example-of-the-managerial-incompetence-that-plagues-dc-metro Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:16:47 CDT