News Articles - Amalgamated Transit Union https://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 Milwaukee bus driver stops to help boy after he falls off his bike https://globalnews.ca/news/4220294/milwaukee-bus-driver-helps-boy-bike/ In a video released by Milwaukee County Transit System, Felicia Moore came to a stop after seeing the boy on the sidewalk shortly after the fall on May 10. https://www.atu.org/media/news/milwaukee-bus-driver-stops-to-help-boy-after-he-falls-off-his-bike Wed, 23 May 2018 14:49:00 CDT Bus driver shields considered for Edmonton buses https://country105.com/news/4219098/edmonton-transit-drivers-retractable-shields/ Local 569-Edmonton says the rise in assaults has caused drivers to hesitate when it comes to driving certain routes. https://www.atu.org/media/news/bus-driver-shields-considered-for-edmonton-buses Tue, 22 May 2018 09:32:00 CDT Does Your Transit Agency Board Look Like Its Riders? https://nyc.streetsblog.org/2018/05/11/does-your-transit-agency-board-look-like-its-riders/ Transit agency boards often aren't representative of transit riders in the regions they serve. That matters. https://www.atu.org/media/news/does-your-transit-agency-board-look-like-its-riders Mon, 14 May 2018 13:02:57 CDT ATU Massachusetts Locals, unions, politicians rally to save jobs at Phillips Lighting http://www.heraldnews.com/news/20180512/stand-by-your-people-state-and-federal-officials-rally-with-workers-at-philips-lighting Saturday morning’s dreary weather matched the feelings many of the labor activists, union members and politicians expressed for Philips Lighting’s decision to close its doors in the Fall River Industrial Park. https://www.atu.org/media/news/atu-massachusetts-locals-unions-politicians-rally-to-save-jobs-at-phillips-lighting Mon, 14 May 2018 08:42:49 CDT Mass Transit Is a Public Good. Everyone—Not Just Riders—Should Pay For It http://www.wri.org/blog/2018/05/mass-transit-public-good-everyone-not-just-riders-should-pay-it?utm_campaign=socialmedia&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=worldresources&utm_content=smgraphic One camp believes mass transit, including buses and metro rail systems, should be paid for solely by rider fares. However, in Delhi's case and in general, mass transit provides benefits for all residents, not just riders. https://www.atu.org/media/news/mass-transit-is-a-public-good-everyonenot-just-ridersshould-pay-for-it Wed, 09 May 2018 10:46:00 CDT If You Want to Save Your City, Fall in Love With the Bus https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2018/05/love-the-bus-save-your-city/559262/ Talk of the transportation future is focused on the next shiny thing. But one old technology is central to real transformation. https://www.atu.org/media/news/if-you-want-to-save-your-city-fall-in-love-with-the-bus Tue, 08 May 2018 12:08:43 CDT Kankakee, IL school bus drivers; school not addressing disciplinary bus problems http://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/bus-drivers-upset-with-district/article_2ba85bb4-4f1a-11e8-916f-c3127c99b6bc.html In an interview Thursday, Todd Stickel, the union’s president, said the bus company sends disciplinary referrals to the schools, but gets no response. The district used to give responses within 24 to 36 hours, he said. https://www.atu.org/media/news/kankakee-il-school-bus-drivers-school-not-addressing-disciplinary-bus-problems Mon, 07 May 2018 09:08:00 CDT Unions Face The Fight Of Their Lives To Protect American Workers https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/american-workers-jobs-inequality-union-automation_us_5ae043f9e4b061c0bfa32e0c Robots and automation put jobs on the line and threaten a rise in income inequality, experts say. https://www.atu.org/media/news/unions-face-the-fight-of-their-lives-to-protect-american-workers Fri, 04 May 2018 16:12:38 CDT Fast Bus Service in New York City? It’s Possible https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/opinion/nyc-buses-mta.html Imagine being able to board a bus shortly after arriving at the stop. If the front of the bus is too crowded, enter the back door and find a seat. The bus then glides down a dedicated lane with traffic signals set to green, ... https://www.atu.org/media/news/fast-bus-service-in-new-york-city-its-possible Fri, 04 May 2018 07:37:29 CDT TTC Local cancels OT agreement, Agency to blame to possible service delays http://torontosun.com/news/local-news/workers-union-cancels-overtime-agreement-with-ttc The city is in this position today because for far too long, the TTC neglected to hire enough workers to properly run our public transit system. Local 113 is committed to the continuity of service. https://www.atu.org/media/news/ttc-local-cancels-ot-agreement-agency-to-blame-to-possible-service-delays Thu, 03 May 2018 07:04:34 CDT Man arrested, charged with assaulting Metrobus driver http://wjla.com/news/local/suspect-uses-metro-to-catch-missed-bus-punches-driver-and-breaks-her-tooth-officials-say Suspect uses Metro to catch missed bus, punches driver and breaks her tooth, officials say https://www.atu.org/media/news/man-arrested-charged-with-assaulting-metrobus-driver Wed, 02 May 2018 07:29:01 CDT Transit drivers weren't getting paid during Bomber games, Winnipeg Local wants to fix that https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/transit-drivers-werent-getting-paid-during-bomber-games----and-the-union-wants-to-fix-that-481293213.html An administrative report states Local 1505-Winnipeg, MB gave notice at the end of December that it is no longer willing to operate under that concession and wants drivers to be paid for the layover time. https://www.atu.org/media/news/transit-drivers-werent-getting-paid-during-bomber-games-and-winnipeg-local-wants-to-fix-that Tue, 01 May 2018 15:50:57 CDT When KC buses hit people and cars, taxpayers foot the bill and victims can’t speak up http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article210016894.html This is another example of the importance of ATU's campaign to demand major safety changes for buses that are endangering the health, safety and lives of bus drivers and riders. https://www.atu.org/media/news/when-kc-buses-hit-people-and-cars-taxpayers-foot-the-bill-and-victims-cant-speak-up Tue, 01 May 2018 15:16:25 CDT Work safety needs to improve, says Kelowna bus driver https://www.kelownacapnews.com/news/work-safety-needs-to-improve-says-bus-driver/ As a bus driver, he was assaulted on the job. “It shakes a person to their core and makes them question if it’s safe to do it or is it going to get work.” https://www.atu.org/media/news/work-safety-needs-to-improve-says-kelowna-bus-driver Tue, 01 May 2018 09:02:54 CDT Bay Area Local Says Delayed Emergency Response Puts All in Harm’s Way https://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Bus-Drivers-Say-Delayed-Response-Puts-Public-in-Harms-Way-481093241.html The recent rise in violent attacks on AC transit bus drivers underscores the need for drivers to have a direct line to law enforcement, says Local 192-Oakland, CA. NBC Bay Area Investigative Team found a steady increase in assaults against bus drivers. https://www.atu.org/media/news/local-192-oakland-says-delayed-emergency-response-to-attacks-dangerous-for-drivers-and-riders Sun, 29 Apr 2018 08:29:00 CDT Amid Automation Trend, Here's Why We Still Need Bus Drivers http://www.metro-magazine.com/blogpost/729401/redefining-public-transit-s-identity-for-the-21st-century-and-why-we-need-bus-drivers According to a 2014 report by Goldman Sachs, the driverless option will severely impact the four million commercial drivers working in the U.S. The report's figures suggest the loss of 25,000 jobs per month... https://www.atu.org/media/news/amid-automation-trend-heres-why-we-still-need-bus-drivers Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:39:28 CDT Another Metro Transit Bus Driver Attacked In Minneapolis http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2018/04/20/another-metro-transit-bus-driver-attacked/ MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Just two days after an arrest in the brutal attack of a Metro Transit bus driver, there’s been another one. https://www.atu.org/media/news/another-metro-transit-bus-driver-attacked-in-minneapolis Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:00:16 CDT Match: A chance bus encounter left him speechless https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/relationships/article-match-a-chance-bus-encounter-left-him-speechless/?utm_medium=Referrer:+Social+Network+/+Media&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links Neither one was a regular transit rider, but one morning, fate – and the No. 3 bus – intervened to bring Jarred Greff and Nina Schmidt together. https://www.atu.org/media/news/match-a-chance-bus-encounter-left-him-speechless Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:12:37 CDT Low pay for bus drivers leads to a shortage, forced overtime http://www.alligator.org/news/low-pay-for-bus-drivers-leads-to-a-shortage-forced/article_396bcbe8-4455-11e8-a5d8-bb463d51b494.html Grimes, a Regional Transit System bus operator, instantly knew what that was code for: another eight-hour shift away from his 14-year-old. A shift he didn’t ask for. https://www.atu.org/media/news/low-pay-for-bus-drivers-leads-to-a-shortage-forced-overtime Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:58:01 CDT People concerned over proposed transit cuts submit petitions https://www.theday.com/local-news/20180419/people-concerned-over-proposed-transit-cuts-submit-petitions The ATU Connecticut Legislative Council presented state Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, with nearly 4,000 signatures from people across the state who signed petitions opposing cuts to bus and rail service. https://www.atu.org/media/news/people-concerned-over-proposed-transit-cuts-submit-petitions Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:49:03 CDT