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 Hazard Pay NOW! East Bay ATU 192 Transit Workers & Supporters Rally https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2021/12/04/18846643.php Over 100 East Bay ATU 192 transit workers and supporters rallied on December 4, 2021 at Oakland City Hall to demand hazard pay for the dangerous work they are doing during the pandemic. https://www.atu.org/media/news/hazard-pay-now-east-bay-atu-192-transit-workers-supporters-rally Wed, 08 Dec 2021 12:00:19 CST At least 12 Staten Islanders named to NYC mayor-elect’s transition team https://www.silive.com/politics/2021/12/at-least-12-staten-islanders-named-to-nyc-mayor-elects-transition-team.html?fbclid=IwAR1szk4j9GVaS8Rx9CJjxn4XqtLo_X7BZ4t2b07gAP1BBln1SGLYzuH8HkY ATU Local 726-Staten Island, NY President Danny Cassella will be serving on NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams’ transition team on the Committee on Infrastructure, Climate & Sustainability. https://www.atu.org/media/news/at-least-12-staten-islanders-named-to-nyc-mayor-elects-transition-team Tue, 07 Dec 2021 11:00:00 CST Denver Local demands better protection for workers and riders at dangerous transit station. https://www.outtherecolorado.com/news/lawless-hellhole-drug-use-threat-of-assault-reportedly-rampant-at-denvers-union-station-according-to/article_7e50d85c-5478-11ec-8c5f-3786944b5d0e.html "In recent months, RTD passengers headed into downtown Denver or transferring between modes of transportation are all being pushed through the lawless hellhole that Denver Union Station has become," the ATU Local 1001 said. https://www.atu.org/media/news/denver-local-demands-better-protection-for-workers-and-riders-at-dangerous-transit-station Sun, 05 Dec 2021 11:00:00 CST Why Retired Subway Workers Are Getting $35,000 to Come Back https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/30/nyregion/retired-mta-workers-nyc.html?fbclid=IwAR1DbjVEUjflFQpEIgiV65JdQznkgXEKXbeu0DXuc9htgMYu9F1j74HWULM ATU Int. 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John Costa said hiring bonuses might bring more workers in the door, but it would not necessarily keep them in their jobs. https://www.atu.org/media/news/why-retired-subway-workers-are-getting-35000-to-come-back Tue, 30 Nov 2021 09:06:38 CST Touting Fed $, Rosa Rides The E-Bus https://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/the_transit_story/ Local 281-New Haven, CT, says Infrastructure bill funding, that the ATU helped secure, will be critical for training transit workers in the latest technology and expanding transit service. https://www.atu.org/media/news/touting-fed-rosa-rides-the-e-bus Tue, 30 Nov 2021 08:21:35 CST Union unhappy that Twin Cities light-rail cars may go to Louisiana for maintenance https://www.startribune.com/union-unhappy-that-twin-cities-light-rail-cars-may-go-to-louisiana-for-maintenance/600121668/?refresh=true Twin Cities Local 1005 pushes back on proposed outsourcing of maintenance on light-rail trains. https://www.atu.org/media/news/union-unhappy-that-twin-cities-light-rail-cars-may-go-to-louisiana-for-maintenance Mon, 29 Nov 2021 15:19:58 CST KDPS: Suspect shot dead by police after shooting 3 on bus https://www.woodtv.com/news/kalamazoo-county/police-investigate-shooting-on-a-bus-in-kzoo/?fbclid=IwAR18xPyDKhqHRAo6ziycLUhBuFQvMZnXKrRpCoG7BA2rtnGLWu1yvSz9fzg Our hearts and prayers are with the members of Local 1093-Kalamazoo, MI and others impacted by the shooting this morning on a Kalamazoo Metro bus. Thankfully, reports say no Metro workers were hurt. https://www.atu.org/media/news/kdps-suspect-shot-dead-by-police-after-shooting-3-on-bus Sat, 27 Nov 2021 14:46:26 CST Bus-driver shortage hurts D.C. region’s ability to return to pre-pandemic transit service levels https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2021/11/26/bus-driver-shortage-washington/ Local 689-Washington, DC calls for better pay to address to Washington, DC bus driver shortage. https://www.atu.org/media/news/bus-driver-shortage-hurts-d-c-regions-ability-to-return-to-pre-pandemic-transit-service-levels Sat, 27 Nov 2021 14:43:20 CST 100 jobs saved after city halts privatization of bus cleaning staff https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/100-jobs-saved-after-city-halts-privatization-of-bus-cleaning-staff-1.5672125 Local 569-Edmonton mobilized to elect former member Amarjeet Sohi as mayor, which lead the city to decide to not outsource bus cleaner and refueling members’ jobs. Elections have consequences. https://www.atu.org/media/news/100-jobs-saved-after-city-halts-privatization-of-bus-cleaning-staff Fri, 19 Nov 2021 09:03:32 CST Bus drivers win raises up to $6 an hour https://nwlaborpress.org/2021/11/bus-drivers-win-raises-up-to-6-an-hour/ Local 757-Portland, OR wins wage increases for school bus and paratransit members. https://www.atu.org/media/news/bus-drivers-win-raises-up-to-6-an-hour Fri, 12 Nov 2021 13:54:01 CST CapMetro bus operators could receive up to a 30% increase in pay starting in 2022 https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/capmetro-bus-operators-could-receive-up-to-a-30-increase-in-pay-starting-in-2022/ Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) which represents Capital Metro bus operators and mechanics have reached a tentative labor agreement with a CapMetro service contractor. https://www.atu.org/media/news/capmetro-bus-operators-could-receive-up-to-a-30-increase-in-pay-starting-in-2022 Thu, 11 Nov 2021 11:00:00 CST GoRaleigh drivers press city for hazard pay, extra time off https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/goraleigh-drivers-press-city-for-hazard-pay-extra-time-off/19964552/ Raleigh, NC Local is pushing for hazard pay for the hero GoRaleigh drivers, mechanics, and cleaning crews that kept transit moving throughout the pandemic. https://www.atu.org/media/news/goraleigh-drivers-press-city-for-hazard-pay-extra-time-off Mon, 08 Nov 2021 15:34:44 CST Beaumont transit workers, community upset about unsafe conditions of city buses https://www.12newsnow.com/article/news/local/beaumont-transit-workers-and-community-upset-about-unsafe-conditions-of-city-buses/502-5b99b6f6-938a-4adf-ba79-9dc13ad3605e Beaumont transit workers, riders demand safer buses as Local 1031 goes a year without a contract. https://www.atu.org/media/news/beaumont-transit-workers-community-upset-about-unsafe-conditions-of-city-buses Tue, 02 Nov 2021 09:35:53 CDT Bus Drivers Saga Lays Bare the Divide Between Unionized and Non-Unionized Public Sector Workers https://capitalandmain.com/bus-drivers-saga-lays-bare-the-divide-between-unionized-and-non-unionized-public-sector-workers More bus drivers are winning the right to collective bargaining and the ATU is organizing more since the pandemic began. However, the threat of privatization looms. https://www.atu.org/media/news/bus-drivers-saga-lays-bare-the-divide-between-unionized-and-non-unionized-public-sector-workers Mon, 01 Nov 2021 15:46:20 CDT Warwick school bus drivers and bus company reach deal, averting strike https://www.providencejournal.com/story/news/politics/2021/10/30/warwick-school-bus-drivers-and-bus-company-reach-deal-averting-strike/6212258001/ Good news out of Warwick, RI, as a tentative agreement was reached by Local 618-Providence, RI, for Warwick school bus drivers to avert a strike. https://www.atu.org/media/news/warwick-school-bus-drivers-and-bus-company-reach-deal-averting-strike Mon, 01 Nov 2021 12:29:10 CDT TARC to compensate employees for working during peak of COVID pandemic https://www.wave3.com/2021/10/27/tarc-compensate-employees-working-during-peak-covid-pandemic/ Local 1447-Louisville, KY secures hazard payment for work done during the pandemic. https://www.atu.org/media/news/tarc-to-compensate-employees-for-working-during-peak-of-covid-pandemic Wed, 27 Oct 2021 09:43:43 CDT The American Dream depends on transit for all in Pa. We need to fund it that way https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/the-american-dream-depends-on-transit-for-all-in-pa-we-need-to-fund-it-that-way-opinion/ Local 1436-Harrisburg, PA President Lionel Randolph on why funding transit in Pennsylvania is critical for those who rely on it. https://www.atu.org/media/news/the-american-dream-depends-on-transit-for-all-in-pa-we-need-to-fund-it-that-way Mon, 25 Oct 2021 13:33:37 CDT The ATU: Improved pay and benefits critical to addressing school bus worker shortage https://www.atu.org/media/releases/the-atu-improved-pay-and-benefits-critical-to-addressing-school-bus-worker-shortage What’s missing from this industry is that you really can’t make a career out of it,” said Michael Cordiello, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181, representing more than 12,000 school bus workers in New York City and across the state. https://www.atu.org/media/news/the-atu-improved-pay-and-benefits-critical-to-addressing-school-bus-worker-shortage Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:08:08 CDT Ontario Provincial Washroom Mandate Should Include Transit Operators Says ATU Canada https://www.atucanada.ca/press-releases/ontario-provincial-washroom-mandate-should-include-transit-operators-says TORONTO - ATU Canada is decrying the new washroom access mandate from the Ford government saying that it must include transit operators. https://www.atu.org/media/news/ontario-provincial-washroom-mandate-should-include-transit-operators-says-atu-canada Wed, 20 Oct 2021 13:36:33 CDT DDOT bus schedule change leaves riders and drivers frustrated https://www.wxyz.com/news/region/detroit/ddot-bus-schedule-change-leaves-riders-and-drives-frustrated Local 26-Detroit, MI pushes back on service cuts which will hurt both bus drivers and riders. https://www.atu.org/media/news/ddot-bus-schedule-change-leaves-riders-and-drivers-frustrated Wed, 20 Oct 2021 09:10:47 CDT