ATU

Public Transit, Metro, Capital Investments, Operations, ATU

Grassroots Activists Call for $1B in Annual Metro Funding & Have a Plan

Sunday, May 7, 2017
Washington Post

Several faith- and community-based organizations say Metro needs $1 billion a year in dedicated funding, and they’ve come up with a proposal that includes a mix of sales, gas and property taxes that leaders say will beef up service levels and preserve jobs while addressing the system’s long-term needs. Read more about Grassroots Activists Call for $1B in Annual Metro Funding & Have a Plan

Metro IAF

Public Transportation, Bus Routes, Neighborhood Connectivity, ATU

Metro IAF & ATU: "Leave the Bus Lines Alone"

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Washington Post

In Washington, D.C., 300 workers and riders turned out to the latest hearing on budget cuts to tell the WMATA Metro Board to 'leave the bus lines alone."

Metro IAF has been working in collaboration with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) to increase public investment in the DC region's metro transit system. Read more about Metro IAF & ATU: "Leave the Bus Lines Alone"

Metro IAF

Early Voting Locations in Cleveland, ATU, Board of Elections, march

Hundreds March to Cast Ballots, Protest Dearth of Early Voting Sites

Sunday, October 30, 2016
Cleveland.com

Several hundred voters marched to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections on Sunday to cast ballots and protest the limited number of in-house early voting locations in Ohio. Read more about Hundreds March to Cast Ballots, Protest Dearth of Early Voting Sites

GCC

Labor Organizing, ATU, Union, Transit, Transportation

IAF Organizer J. Lange Addresses Amalgamated Transit Union

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Johnathan Lange

An entire generation of union leadership has been forced to play defense.  But now, standing before the 2016 Convention of the Amalgamated Transit Union, I am here to tell you that this is the time to start playing offense.  Yours is the union to show the rest of us how to do it.  Your leadership is the leadership best equipped to throw the ball far down the field and score. Read more about IAF Organizer J. Lange Addresses Amalgamated Transit Union

Metro IAF

ATU, Union, Local 689, Assaults, WMATA, Metro Transit Workers

WIN & Amalgamated Transit Union Combat On-The-Job Abuse

Thursday, March 26, 2015
WAMU 88.5

“We are afraid.”

Cynthia Gary, a Metro employee for 29 years, choked on the words as she testified at a public hearing on safety organized by her union in the basement of a historic church in downtown D.C.

“I will say it again. We are afraid.” Read more about WIN & Amalgamated Transit Union Combat On-The-Job Abuse

WIN