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
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
- Who Is Really Controlling Our Transit Systems?
- What are Their Plans for Our System?
- How Can We Defend Public Transit and Public Workers?
The crisis in Bay Area public transportation is critical for both the public and the workers who run, clean, maintain and repair Continue reading
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
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
While the leadership of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 192 argue that the tentative contract they negotiated with the Alameda Contra Costa Transit District delivers positive improvements for the workers, many rank & file members of the Local are complaining that it “just puts money in one pocket and takes it out of the other.” Continue reading