News Articles - Amalgamated Transit Union The latest news from the Amalgamated Transit Union en-US (Trilogy Interactive) Uber shortchanging NYC drivers by millions of dollars Uber has time and time again demonstrated complete disregard for the welfare of its drivers and the news of this egregious and suspicious error comes as no surprise to the men and women who work for the company,” ATU Local 1181. Thu, 25 May 2017 11:21:08 CDT Local 689 Demands Safety on Metro Buses WMATA isn't allowing bus operators to complete important daily pre-trip inspections before vehicles leave the lots threatening safety of riders and drivers. Fri, 19 May 2017 16:17:02 CDT Saskatchewan Government decision to eliminate STC is unlawful and shameful ATU Local 1374 filed a lawsuit alleging the closure of STC by the Saskatchewan government is unlawful because it violates one of provinces existing laws, the Crown Corporations Public Ownership Act. Wed, 17 May 2017 12:07:03 CDT Toronto subway workers should be allowed to wear masks amid air quality concerns A new Local 113 video draws attention to a recent study into the air quality in the subway system and criticizes the TTC for refusing to address the problem or even allow employees to wear protective masks. Tue, 16 May 2017 16:16:56 CDT Not all heroes wear capes A South Carolina school bus driver is being called a hero for her quick action to help get 56 students off the vehicle before it burst into flames. Thu, 11 May 2017 09:35:34 CDT CEO pay increases to 347 times average workers In 2016, CEOs of S&P 500 Index companies received on average, $13.1 million in total compensation In contrast, production and nonsupervisory workers earned only $37,632, on average, in 2016—a CEO-to-worker pay ratio of 347 to 1. Tue, 09 May 2017 16:01:00 CDT Winnipeg Transit continues to put drivers at risk Despite the stabbing death of bus driver in February, Winnipeg Transit has failed to make changes that put workers' safety as a top priority says ATU Local 1505. Tue, 09 May 2017 10:12:18 CDT Lessons from the collapse of Bridj There is a reason why public transportation systems historically require subsidy – they are expensive to build, operate, and maintain. Fares by definition cannot cover all of the costs. Mon, 08 May 2017 16:47:35 CDT Buffalo transit workers rally for fair contract It’s been more than 9 years since Local 1342-Buffalo, NY members have had a new contract. Mon, 08 May 2017 11:55:22 CDT Seniors, students and bus drivers rally to save STC Local 1374 organized the protest, calling on the government to reverse its decision to scrap the provincial bus company, saying rural residents and low-income earners who depend on the service will be hurt by the cut. Fri, 05 May 2017 11:26:00 CDT Calgary transit workers slam decision to layoff and outsource 60 jobs Local 583 has mounted a multimedia campaign blasting the move, saying jurisdictions that have adopted the same policies have reversed them after finding them ineffective. The city has ignored the Locals proposals on how to increase efficiencies. Fri, 05 May 2017 11:11:00 CDT ATU hero in Toronto Quick-thinking TTC worker saves life of man in distress Tue, 02 May 2017 08:52:29 CDT Florida bus driver attacked by passenger Assault on Public Transit Operators is unacceptable behavior and carries with it enhanced penalties including a ban from riding the bus for a period of time or even permanently, said ATU. Mon, 01 May 2017 14:14:13 CDT TTC workers barred from job for wearing masks despite poor air pollution study Local 113 operators were barred from wearing medical masks while on the job a day after a damning report revealed poor air quality levels in Toronto’s subway system. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:11:03 CDT DC Metro workers protest agency's dangerous sick policy Upset with a new sick leave policy, hundreds of workers made sick requests, which were denied. Workers must now request most excused absences, like for a doctor’s appointment, and get supervisor approval at least three full workdays in advance. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:52:00 CDT Hamilton transit drivers says contract forbids ‘privatized’ Hamilton LRT operation Local 107 says it opposes "privatization" of the proposed LRT and wants the city to respect a longstanding contract clause forbidding outside operators from running transit service in Hamilton Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:38:53 CDT 150 workers are killed every day on the job. The new AFL-CIO report finds deaths on the job are increasing for people who work in construction, transportation, agriculture, forestry and fishing. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:32:00 CDT MetroAccess Workers, Disability Advocates to Call on WMATA to End Contracting Local 1764 says the quality of Metro’s paratransit service is declining and blamed the low wages and resulting high turnover from outsourcing the service. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:32:00 CDT Escambia County Transit workers vote “no confidence” on First Transit Corporate The more than 60 members of Local 1395 unanimously voted "no confidence " in First Transit corporate after the debacle of mis-managing the ECAT workers 401k defined contribution plan. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:57:21 CDT ATU Connecticut Locals join allies to march for climate, jobs and justice Locals 1336-Bridgport, 1209-New London, 425-Hartford, and 281-New Haven attend CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs with Sens. Blumenthal and Murphy to speak out against Trump's climate policies and promote the March for Science and People's Climate March. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:05:00 CDT