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Welcome to the Amalgamated Transit Unions Local officer resources page. Click on the titles below in order to review the information provided.


Workstation Initiative Press Toolkit

As your local is busy planning for your September Union meeting to pass the Workstation Initiative resolution, it will be important to publicize these events to your local press to generate media coverage.

We have prepared an easy-to-use Press Toolkit to support your local press outreach. Below for download is a shell press release, press release quotes, talking points, and Tips to Deal with the Media. Here is all you have to do:

  • Press release - Fill in the highlighted areas of the press release with your local information and pick a quote from the press release quotes to add to your press release.
  • Outreach to media - E-mail the release to your city’s press outlets and follow up with phone calls. If you do not have an e-mail list of media in your area (newspaper, TV stations, radio stations, bloggers and other civic-oriented social media), please contact the International President's office and they will put you in touch with our communications staff to help.
  • Press interviews – Review the talking points and “Tips to Deal with the Media” before doing any interviews
  • Press coverage – Send any press coverage to the International President’s office, post on your website and social media.

Remember the press are essential partners in our efforts to engage our transit agencies, elected officials, and the public, especially riders, in our campaign to fight for a better, safer and healthier bus workstation. By working together, we can ensure the media have what they need to spread the word.

Shell Press Release (DOC)
Quotes for Press Release (DOC)
Talking points (DOC)
Tips to deal with the media (DOC)
Open My Eyes. Shield Me From Harm (PDF)


ATU Training Materials

    •  401K-457-DC Retirement Plans (PDF)
    •  Conducting Local Union Elections (PDF)
    •  Grievance Handling (PDF)
    •  New Health Care Law (PDF)
    •  Officers and Executive Board Members Duties and Responsibilities (PDF)
    •  Organizing the Unorganized (PDF)
    •  Privatization (PDF)
    •  Roberts Rules (PDF)
    •  Section 13c (PDF)


Financial Secretary Resources

    •  Local Union Monthly Report (PDF)
    •  Instructions (PDF)
    •  Audit Report Form (PDF)
    •  Bank Statement Form (PDF)
    •  Salary and Expense Form (PDF)

Use of the forms requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not already have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, it can be downloaded for free at https://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/

To use the fillable forms:

  1. Save the fillable forms from the Int’l e-mail to your local hard drive (C:), or download them from the ATU.org website under Financial Secretary Resources section and save the fillable forms to your local hard drive (C:).
  2. Open the Adobe Acrobat Reader and open the saved fillable forms (File menu > Open).
  3. Input your local union’s financial information and save your work (File menu > Save As and give the forms a unique file name).
  4. Once all financial information is entered and accurate, print each form, attach the appropriate signatures, and print all additional schedules (itemized Other Receipts and Other Disbursements, etc.) and finalize for mailing to the International.


Additional Resources

Local officers will be able to find various resources such as the ATU Ritual Book, Sudden Death Overtime and Broome County Transit: Keep It Public Report.

    •  ATU Ritual Book  (PDF)
    •  ATU Ritual Book  -  French  (PDF)
    •  ATU Ritual Book  -  Spanish  (PDF)
    •  Sudden Death Overtime (PDF)
    •  Broome County Transit: Keep It Public Report (PDF)
    •  Ripped from the Headlines / Canada: Bus Drivers Under Attack (PDF)
    •  Ripped from the Headlines / United States: Bus Drivers Under Attack (PDF)


Additional Links

Contract Database  -  The ATU Database is accessible to current Local Union President/Business Agents and Financial Secretary/Business Agents only. All users must create a new account at ATUResearch.org

MUMS/2000 FAQ Video Lessons  -  Everything you need to know about MUMS/2000 in 23 video lessons. (Watch Online)