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Occupy Transit! Transit Workers & the Occupy Movement Team Up

Daily Kos: Occupy Transit! Transit Workers & the Occupy Movement Team Up: "Calling mass transit “a genuine civil rights issue,” the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), which represents transit workers across the nation, joined with the Occupy Movement, community organizations and transit riders to demand a revitalization of our transit systems. Citing such problems as “older vehicles, deferred maintenance and longer wait times for overcrowded buses and trains,” the ATU was also critical of service cuts and higher fares which have hit working class riders the hardest.
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MD: A New Beginning for Progressive Labor Education & Activism as ATU Acquires National Labor College Campus in Silver Spring

Industries / Transportation : MassTransit (5 months ago)

Today marks a rebirth and reinvigorated commitment to education and progressive training for organized labor as the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) expands its long-standing union education and activism program to the newly acquired... Read Post

CA: AC Transit/Bus Drivers Union Reach Agreement

Industries / Transportation : MassTransit (last year)

AC Transit management and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192 (ATU), which represents the agencys bus operators and mechanics, have tentatively agreed to terms of a new labor contract for the 1,625 bus operators and mechanics. Read Post

NY: ATU President Admits Theft

Industries / Transportation : MassTransit (2 years ago)

Leaders of the Amalgamated Transit Union that represents about 700 CDTA workers held a meeting on Monday night to inform its members that the union's president admitted to stealing $3,800 from the workers' pension fund. Read Post

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