AC Transit Workers Reject Contract Again

by Frank McMurray

Tuesday October 1, 2013 – The members of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 192, the union representing Alameda-Contra Costa Transit workers have soundly rejected a second tentative contract negotiated by the locals’ leadership. Of 996 members voting today from 6am to 6pm, 561 votes against the agreement, while 389 voted in favor Continue reading

Transport Workers Against Austerity

Report & Video Links: KPFA Forum on Public Transit & the Workers Who Make It Run – Aug 31st

by Armineh Megroian

The  August 31st  KPFA Town Hall Meeting on Public Transit included the voices of transit workers, riders and researchers talking about what is  happening  to our transit systems and how   to defend the systems, the transit workers, our communities, and the public.

Panelists at hand for the discussions were:

Chris Finn, Recording Secretary ATU 1555

David Lyons, Recording Secretary ATU 192

Yuri Hollie, Executive Board ATU Continue reading


AC Transit Workers Reject Austerity Contract by 257 “Yes” to 576 “No” Votes

Voting all day Saturday, August 17, and late into the night, the members of ATU Local 192, employees of Alameda Contra Costa Transit, have rejected the Tentative Agreement negotiated by their Local’s leadership by more than 2 to 1. One member who voted “no” explained that the contract, which included substantial increases in monthly payments for medical, “put money in one pocket and took it out of the other”. After accounting for Continue reading

Train + Bus + Ferry

Transport Workers call for AC Transit-BART Solidarity Against Concessions

The Transport Workers Solidarity Committee (TWSC), a group of  BART, longshore, ferry, and AC transit workers, is distributing a leaflet to the AC Transit employees represented by ATU Local 192.The leaflet calls for transportation worker solidarity against the austerity give-backs demanded by both BART and AC Transit in their recent negotiations. The Local 192 workers Continue reading