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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.


Transit Action Press Toolkit

As your local is busy planning “ride-alongs” with public officials, rallies, leafleting and other events for Transit Actions it will be important to publicize these events to your local press to generate media coverage.

The communications staff at ATU International has prepared an easy-to-use Press Toolkit to support your local media outreach. Below you'll find links to download shell press releases, media advisories, and tips to deal with the media.

All you have to do is download them below then fill in the highlighted areas with your local information and e-mail them and follow up with phone calls to your local media.

If you need assistance in doing this media outreach or do not have an e-mail list of media in your area (newspaper, TV stations, radio stations, bloggers and other civic-oriented social media) or have other questions, please contact the International President's office and they will put you in touch with our communications staff.

The media are essential partners in our efforts to engage the public, especially riders, in our campaign. By working together, we can ensure the media have what they need to spread the word.

Elected official ride-along media advisory (DOC)
Leafleting/rally/other event media advisory (DOC)
Tips to deal with the media (DOC)

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)
    •  Restructuring Committee (PDF)
    •  Roberts Rules (PDF)
    •  Section 13c (PDF)


Financial Secretary Resources

    •  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)
    •  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 new 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)