Members Benefits

The following benefits have been made available through the Amalgamated Transit Union. Additional information may be obtained on these various programs by contacting your local union officers or the International office at:

Amalgamated Transit Union, AFL-CIO/CLC
10000 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20903
tel: 301-431-7100
toll-free: 888-240-1196


GRIEVANCE HANDLING: The ATU represents its bargaining unit employees in disputes with their employers in matters of discipline or unfair treatment on the job. The Union regularly secures back pay awards for employees who have been unjustly fired from their jobs. Well-trained local union officers help ensure our contracts are faithfully implemented and our bargaining units' rights are protected.

IN TRANSIT MAGAZINE: The ATU distributes a bi-monthly magazine, In Transit, an official publication which provides important information about the Union and related events in Congress, Parliament, and the transit industry.

ATU DISPATCH: The ATU sends out a weekly e-newsletter, the ATU Dispatch, on the latest ATU, and industry news, legislative and political information and other important issues in the U.S., Canada, and the world to keep members updated and informed so that they can take action to protect and extend the rights of working people in the U.S. and Canada.

TRAINING AND EDUCATION: The ATU is at the forefront of the Labor Movement in terms of training and education in both the U.S. and Canada. Innovative education programs are regularly offered on a wide variety of issues including rider coalition building, community and political action, arbitration techniques, collective bargaining, local union financial administration, grievance administration, leadership training for officers, organizing, health and safety, and women's issues – as well as legislative and political programs.

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS: The ATU International maintains a full-time legislative program, which, in conjunction with local unions and members, lobbies Congress and state legislatures to promote the interests of our members.

ATU-COPE: The ATU conducts yearly nationwide fundraising to support its ATU Committee on Political Education, which makes contributions on a bi-partisan basis to the campaigns of local and national candidates for public office in the U.S. who are supportive of our values on labor and transportation issues.

ORGANIZING PROGRAM: The ATU has full-time organizers on its staff who respond to requests from those interested in organizing their workplace.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM: The ATU makes available its own publications informing affected employees of drug and alcohol testing requirements in the U.S. and Canada.

FUNERAL BENEFITS: The ATU maintains a historic funeral benefit program to help with funeral expenses.

ATU SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: The ATU offers an annual scholarship competition to union members and their dependents in order to further the education of those who have an active awareness of union issues. Apply here.

ATU MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS RESEARCH FUNDS: The ATU conducts annual fundraising drives in the U.S. and Canada to fund research to combat the disease of multiple sclerosis.



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