News Articles - Amalgamated Transit Union The latest news from the Amalgamated Transit Union en-US (Trilogy Interactive) Man arrested in stabbing of D.C. Circulator bus driver 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. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:31:25 CDT Milwaukee bus driver hailed as hero 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. Sat, 15 Jul 2017 16:30:59 CDT 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. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:33:17 CDT CTA train workers vote in favor of a strike 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. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:55:00 CDT The strike that formed Local 752-Bloomington, IL 100 years ago The dispute brought famous labor activist Mary Harris “Mother” Jones — and 1,400 National Guard troops — to Bloomington 100 years ago this week. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:41:00 CDT New laws for jitneys in NJ close 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. Mon, 03 Jul 2017 09:21:01 CDT Another shocking example of the managerial incompetence that plagues DC Metro 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. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:16:47 CDT TARTA proposal will help move area forward In a Toledo Blade letter to the editor Local 697 President Carly Allen talks about how a sales-tax proposal to increase TARTA funding is good for transit, the community and Toledo. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:50:46 CDT Local 569 says Edmonton transit overhaul will not boost ridership Edmonton Transit drivers are raising concerns over the city’s proposal to overhaul the enitre bus network, arguing there are better solutions to be had than severely cutting service in the 'burbs. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:11:02 CDT Local 987 paratransit workers win strong contract The ACCESS-A-Ride staff who deliver accessible transit services will receive wage increases and benefits to align with those City Transit employees receive. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:42:00 CDT Local 107: Keep the new LRT system public Local 107 has launched a "Keep Transit Public" website, petition and video this week to encourage public officials to hire HSR drivers to run the new light rail transit (LRT) system. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:09:00 CDT Staten Island transit workers call for better protection after attack on bus driver After a bus driver was punched and kicked by a rider at the Staten Island Ferry, Local 726 says the MTA should bring back the NYC Transit Department of Security Eagle Team force that used to check for farebeaters. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:21:42 CDT ECAT workers, Commissioner Doug Underhill at odds over ECAT's future ECAT workers distributed flyers and buttons Monday telling riders to call county commissioners to encourage them to support the transit system. They also blamed Commission Chairman Doug Underhill with threatening to end ECAT altogether. Wed, 07 Jun 2017 07:29:11 CDT Spokane Transit bus drivers seek protection after recent assaults Assaults and threats against Spokane Transit Authority drivers appear to be on the rise, and that has drivers concerned, according to the leader of the union that represents many of the drivers. Tue, 06 Jun 2017 12:57:53 CDT Spokane transit workers sue authority over refusal of pro-union bus ad Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1015 asks, “Do you drive for Uber, Lyft, charter bus, school bus? You have a right to organize.” The ad includes the local union’s phone number. Mon, 05 Jun 2017 09:43:52 CDT Lynx bus drivers lash out at agency over wages Local 1596-Orlando, FL members crowded a Lynx board meeting to tell the board to stop threatening their pensions and delaying pay increases. Wed, 31 May 2017 11:41:00 CDT 'Good intentions' in new Winnipeg bus safety practices Local 1505 said formation of a new transit advisory board is the best of the host of security measures being proposed to improve safety on buses for riders and drivers. Tue, 30 May 2017 08:35:55 CDT 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