Amalgamated Transit Union

Type: Organization
Name: Amalgamated Transit Union
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Switch malfunction and human error likely causes of O-Train derailment

The O-Train that derailed less than two weeks ago near Carleton University is likely staying off the tracks for good.The incident happened at about 3:30 p.m. on August 11, 2014. A female passenger was injured and taken to hospital with neck and back ... [Published CTV News - 2 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Questionable wage subsidies

Mayor de Blasio’s plan to subsidize the wages of private school bus drivers with $42 million in taxpayer funding is worrisome for the precedent it could set. It’s also legally suspect.Some members of the City Council seem to realize this, but they’re ... [Published Queens Chronicle - 23 hours ago]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

$42 Million Pay Hike for School Bus Drivers Likely Despite Opposition

With worries of a repeated strike by school bus drivers, Mayor Bill de Blasio has requested City Council to grant the drivers a $42 million pay raise. Despite opposition, the City Council Education Committee passed the legislation on Thursday morning ... [Published Epoch Times - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Saint John mulls parking surcharge to pay for new buses

The city of Saint John is looking into charging a little extra for parking to help pay for its buses.Saint John common council has tasked the transit and parking commissioners to look into a parking surcharge to fund a renewal of the transit fleet.The ... [Published CBC - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

De Blasio’s $42M school bus driver pay hike likely to pass

Mayor de Blasio’s proposal to award $42 million in pay hikes to private school bus workers appears likely to breeze through City Council despite reservations by some members.At a City Hall hearing Tuesday, several members openly worried that yellow bus ... [Published New York Post - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 3 reports

CAT management, union reach contract agreement

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -Capital Area Transit's management and union have reached a contract agreement in principle.Bill Jones, CAT's general manager, and John Keller, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1436, made the announcement in a joint ... [Published ABC 27 - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Don’t blame bus drivers I

The headline on the news story “Port Authority of Allegheny County transit drivers on road to riches” was inflammatory and misleading, reflecting an anti-worker bias. The story lists, by name and total pay, three drivers whose 2013 earnings were in six ... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Monument Realty Sues for Damages Over Failed Labor College Buy

SILVER SPRING, MD—Now that the National Labor College sale was allowed to close, an affiliate of spurred suitor Monument Realty is seeking damages against the college for alleged fraudulent concealment in its sales negotiations.After signing a letter ... [Published GlobeSt.com - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy Joins Workers, Riders To Rally For More, Better, Safer Transit

Media Contact: David Roscow, 202-537-1645 x254Bridgeport, CT- Governor Dan Malloy joined transit workers, riders and advocates for a rally, Thursday, August 14 at 10:45 a.m. at ATU Local 1336 in Bridgeport, CT to show support for more, better and safer ... [Published Noodls - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 2 reports

City buses hit road on Friday

City buses will be running again this Friday Aug. 8 and as an added bonus, they’ll be free to ride.“Transit service will be free for all users until the end of service Aug. 15 to give riders the opportunity to purchase their August bus passes and encourage ... [Published Guelph Tribune - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 7 reports

Guelph Transit Workers Ratify Agreement

- Guelph City Council and members of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1189 voted today to ratify the tentative agreement reached on Thursday, July 31. Work to resume transit service is already underway."While we expect to restore Transit service ... [Published Fountain Pen - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 4 reports

Tentative agreement in Guelph transit lockout

The City of Guelph and the Amalgamated Transit Union have come to a tentative agreement.“We are hopeful that ATU’s membership will ratify the agreement so we can proceed to a Council vote,” said City of Guelph Chief Administrative Officer Ann Pappert ... [Published CTV News - Aug 01 2014]

Quotes

"When you're a senior on a pension, hell, pensions don't go up like the taxes do" she said
"It's been a lot of work for the whole team, but the ship is turned in the right direction now" said Philip Meagher, general manager of Guelph Transit
"We have reached an agreement in principle pending approval by the CAT board of directors and the full union membership" said Bill Jones, CAT general manager
"There are so many things I can't do now. I can't go to church—everything gets put off until Monday and it affects my whole life," Ms. Taylor said. "It's just not right. Walking errands in the winter months are just terrible."

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Switch malfunction and human error likely cause... [Published CTV News - 2 hours ago]
Tight Race for D.C. Attorney General [Published Afro American Newspaper - 23 hours ago]
Questionable wage subsidies [Published Queens Chronicle - 23 hours ago]
$42 Million Pay Hike for School Bus Drivers Lik... [Published Epoch Times - Aug 21 2014]
Saint John mulls parking surcharge to pay for n... [Published CBC - Aug 21 2014]
TARTA revises downtown plan [Published Toledoblade.com - Aug 21 2014]
Guelph Transit turns corner: GM [Published Guelph Mercury - Aug 21 2014]
Labor can proudly celebrate in Eugene parade [Published Register-Guard - Aug 20 2014]
De Blasio’s $42M school bus driver pay hike lik... [Published New York Post - Aug 20 2014]
CAT management, union reach contract agreement [Published ABC 27 - Aug 19 2014]
Capital Area Transit, union reach contract agre... [Published FOX 43 - Aug 19 2014]
Tentative contract agreement reached between Ca... [Published PennLive.com - Aug 19 2014]
Don’t blame bus drivers I [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Aug 19 2014]
WNY's working men and women stand with Senator ... [Published Springville Journal - Aug 18 2014]
Monument Realty Sues for Damages Over Failed La... [Published GlobeSt.com - Aug 18 2014]
LOOKING BACK: Aug. 18, 2014 [Published Tuscaloosa News - Aug 18 2014]
Staten Island officials, community members call... [Published Staten Island Live - Aug 16 2014]
Last Minute Left-Liberal Unity? [Published ZNet - Aug 16 2014]
De Blasio plans $42M in grants to raise school-... [Published New York Post - Aug 16 2014]
SOUTH JAMAICA: Councilman urges MTA to build Ja... [Published TimesLedger - Aug 15 2014]
Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy Joins Workers, Ride... [Published Noodls - Aug 15 2014]
Solid Dem Backing For Liu As Primary Nears [Published Western Queens Gazette - Aug 13 2014]
TriMet's MAX trains knocked off track by expens... [Published Oregonian - Aug 12 2014]
Two top HSR managers on the way out [Published Hamilton Spectator - Aug 12 2014]
Capital Area Transit looking into driver call-o... [Published PennLive.com - Aug 11 2014]
Rep. Meeks And Several Leading Officials To End... [Published BlackStar News - Aug 11 2014]
September bus cuts causing pain early [Published Seattle Times - Aug 11 2014]
Paper: Port Authority drivers among highest-paid [Published Greenfield Daily Reporter - Aug 09 2014]
Port Authority of Allegheny County transit driv... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - Aug 09 2014]
Riders, retailers breathe sighs of relief as Gu... [Published CTV News - Aug 08 2014]
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Pennsylvania School Bus Drivers Cut Ties with L... [Published Washington Free Beacon - Jul 09 2014]
School bus drivers in Pennsylvania may have dealt a deep financial blow to a local union after voting overwhelmingly to cut ties. Nearly 90 percent of drivers from the Gateway School District voted to withdraw from Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local ...
Assaults on Transit Operators-Legislation Chang... [Published Marketwire - Breaking News Releases - Jun 18 2014]
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 18, 2014) - Representatives of the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) appeared before the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee today to testify in support of Bill S-221, An Act to Amend the Criminal ...
Media Advisory: Transit Representatives Testify... [Published Marketwire - Breaking News Releases - Jun 18 2014]
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 18, 2014) - Representatives of the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) will be appearing before the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee today, June 18 th , to testify in support of Bill S-221, ...
Watch TWU, ATU Members Rally for Jobs and Trans... [Published AFL-CIO NOW BLOG - Jun 13 2014]
The Highway Trust Fund that helps states pay for transportation and transit construction and upkeep is  running out of money and layoffs could begin in July . Late last month, more than 1,000 Transport Workers ( TWU ) and Amalgamated Transit Union ( ...
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