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.
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
This afternoon, the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587, which represents King County Metro workers, agreed to a three-year contract that would waive the COLA (cost-of-living adjustment) increase for the first of the three years. T... Read Post