Amalgamated Transit Union

Type: Organization
Name: Amalgamated Transit Union
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

New transit hub on Canal Street?

Ride New Orleans, a local advocacy group that promotes affordable transportation options, hosted a "day of action" April 15 to bring awareness to the lack of infrastructure at what the organization has dubbed the "CBD transit hub" — the intersection of ... [Published Gambit Weekly - 11 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 2 reports

Transit union anti-privatization campaign to challenge provincial government P3fail

Toronto's Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 113 has launched a public awareness campaign to help make the Ontario Liberal government's plans to privatize all new public transit projects ... ... [Published Big News Network - 21 hours ago]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

CATA drivers annual food drive will benefit Greater Lansing Food Bank

_ EAST LANSING — Ron Smedley pushed his shopping cart up to a bus parked outside an East Lansing Kroger store and handed over some canned foods.He tries to give to food drives through work. So when Smedley, of Lansing, saw the Capital Area Transportation ... [Published Lansing State Journal - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Editorial: Vote no on King County Proposition 1

THIS week, King County Metro Transit finally revised the list of service reductions it would make if voters turned down Proposition 1 on Tuesday’s ballot.The Seattle Times continues to recommend voters reject Proposition 1 because the transit agency still ... [Published Seattle Times - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Repetitive motion of turning steering wheel one reason given for bus driver sick time

The city’s auditor general reported that bus drivers take some of the most sick time out of city workers, averaging 18 days a year, but the transit union says the time off is completely warranted.Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) president Ken Wilson says ... [Published News 95.7 Halifax - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

City bus drivers, mechanics probably will get pay hike

City bus drivers and mechanics and other workers in the union will likely see a pay raise if City Council approves the contract amendment tonight.Tuesday the city finance committee gave a positive recommendation for council to approve a 2 1/2 percent ... [Published Sun Gazette - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 5 reports

Saskatoon transit union votes in favour of strike

A union representing 415 public transit employees in Saskatoon has voted in favour of a strike mandate.On Tuesday, the union held two special meetings to inform its membership about how a proposal to calculate transit operators salary on a Western Canadian ... [Published Metro Canada - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 7 reports

Sky Harbor Airport Shuttle Drivers Go on Strike

Some bus drivers and curbside "ambassadors" at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport have gone on strike.The workers are employed by a transportation company called Veolia, which is under contract with the city for the airport service. Amalgamated Transit Union ... [Published Phoenix New Times - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 29 2014 - 7 reports

PICTURED: The 'exhausted' train driver who worked 69 hours in the seven days before derailing train at O'Hare International Airport

Operator Brittany T. Haywood's 'strange work hours' contributed to the accident officials announced on FridayThe operator is 'torn to pieces' over the crash Video footage is believed to show the scene of Monday's crash in ChicagoExperts have said it was ... [Published Mail Online UK - Mar 29 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 3 reports

Amalgamated Transit Union Calls for Greater Protection for Transit Workers Following Assault on Bus Driver in Surrey BC

The Canadian Council of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) today expressed its sympathy and support for a TransLink bus driver who was viciously assaulted in Surrey, BC Wednesday ... ... [Published Big News Network - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 8 reports

NTSB: Emergency Stop System Activated Before CTA Crash

An emergency stop system activated as it should but failed to stop a Chicago Transit Authority train as it entered the station at O'Hare International Airport on Monday, a National Transportation Safety Board spokesman said."There is an automatic stop ... [Published NBC Chicago - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 10 reports

Off the tracks

A Chicago Transit Authority train car rests on an escalator at the O'Hare Airport station after it derailed early Monday in Chicago. More than 30 people were injured after the train "climbed over the last stop, jumped up on the sidewalk and then went ... [Published TheDay.com - Mar 25 2014]

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"We've been working on a downtown transit center for a couple of years now," Augustine said. "Whenever we get the community involved saying, 'Yes, we want it, yes we support it,' that's a good thing."
...While Sheppard and Daniels were experienced track engineers, Cal-OSHA said BART "failed to ensure that only qualified electrical workers were allowed to perform work" near energized third rails
"I felt that it was fair and right in line with the Machinists (union contract) to keep everybody in line" Moore said
"The privatization of new transit lines in the GTA is an historic mistake that ignores evidence from around the world that this model of infrastructure improvement simply does not work" says Bob Kinnear, President of the 10,000-member union

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New transit hub on Canal Street? [Published Gambit Weekly - 11 hours ago]
Transit union anti-privatization campaign to ch... [Published Big News Network - 21 hours ago]
BART cited, fined $210K for worker deaths [Published Security Info Watch - 22 hours ago]
Moore casts vote as council ratifies one-year b... [Published Quincy Herald-Whig - Apr 22 2014]
Transit union anti-privatization campaign to ch... [Published Canada NewsWire - Apr 22 2014]
City hires law firm to handle union negotiations [Published Lincoln Journal Star - Apr 20 2014]
CATA drivers annual food drive will benefit Gre... [Published Lansing State Journal - Apr 19 2014]
Editorial: Vote no on King County Proposition 1 [Published Seattle Times - Apr 19 2014]
Riding Public Transit Best Way to Celebrate Ear... [Published Huffington Post - Apr 18 2014]
Next stop: The vote on the tax for Metro Transi... [Published Seattle Times - Apr 18 2014]
ATU, Sierra Cub to band together in pro-mass tr... [Published People's World - Apr 17 2014]
Repetitive motion of turning steering wheel one... [Published News 95.7 Halifax - Apr 17 2014]
Thousands turn out for Labor Notes conference [Published People's World - Apr 16 2014]
City bus drivers, mechanics probably will get p... [Published Sun Gazette - Apr 16 2014]
Under the microscope: Metro’s big transit vote [Published Seattle Times - Apr 16 2014]
Courteous, professional workplace policy outlawed [Published JD Supra - Apr 16 2014]
OH: State Board to RTA: Face Union Grievances [Published Mass Transit Magazine - Apr 16 2014]
NLRB strikes again: discourteous or inappropria... [Published Lexology - Apr 14 2014]
MI: New DDOT Chief: 'We've Got to Get the Buses... [Published Mass Transit Magazine - Apr 14 2014]
Feds revisit safety rules after Calif. bus crash [Published Greenfield Daily Reporter - Apr 14 2014]
BART rider find bedbugs on SFO train [Published KGO San Francisco - Apr 12 2014]
Attack on Edmonton bus driver prompts calls for... [Published Global News Canada - Apr 10 2014]
City, transit workers hopeful for contract talks [Published CTV News - Apr 10 2014]
Thief loads get-away van in front of cops [Published Colorado Springs Independent - Apr 10 2014]
Antisocial media- union not liable for threaten... [Published Lexology - Apr 10 2014]
Saskatoon transit union votes in favour of strike [Published Metro Canada - Apr 10 2014]
Board: Sick-out not illegal strike [Published Toledoblade.com - Apr 10 2014]
No imminent threat of a transit strike, city of... [Published News Talk 980 CJME - Apr 10 2014]
Panel: TARTA drivers not in illegal strike [Published Toledoblade.com - Apr 09 2014]
Students get a hand to take a stand against bul... [Published Hamilton Spectator - Apr 09 2014]
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Amalgamated Transit Union Calls for Greater Pro... [Published Marketwire - Breaking News Releases - Mar 27 2014]
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 27, 2014) - The Canadian Council of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) today expressed its sympathy and support for a TransLink bus driver who was viciously assaulted in Surrey, BC Wednesday night. ...
Operator of Derailed Chicago Train Was 'Extreme... [Published Breitbart Feed - Mar 25 2014]
At nearly 3 a.m. Monday morning, a Chicago CTA train ran off the tracks and slammed into a pedestrian elevator, causing massive damage and injuries to passengers. Now the operators' union is saying the train's operator fell asleep at the switch. ...
Why employers shouldn’t just pay lip service to... [Published Financial Post | Business » Executive - Mar 18 2014]
Some clients, even after scheduling an appointment, require artful persuasion before taking necessary action against their former employers. “But what if they won’t give me a reference?,” one implored of me last week. Here was a senior financial executive ...
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