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ATU Health & Safety in the Workplace Class #3

Date: February 7, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Empowering members through education is the key to a strong union! Health & Safety is the next class offered to all that are interested in understanding how they can be healthier and safer on the job.

To register, please contact: Recording Secretary Corinne Dunson at (678) 938-8121 or by email: clovelace@atu732.org.


This class is being offered to UNION MEMBERS ONLY! YOU MUST REGISTER OR THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL HAVE THE MATERIALS NEEDED! Read more >>>

ATU Training Grievance Discipline Class #2

Date: January 24, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 

Empowering members through education is the key to a strong Union! Grievance Discipline is the next class offered to all that are interested in understanding and strengthening their knowledge of the Grievance Practice.
 

To register, please contact Recording Secretary Corinne Dunson at (678) 938-8121 or by email at clovelace@atu732.org.

This class is being offered to union members only.
 

YOU MUST REGISTER OR THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL HAVE THE MATERIALS NEEDED!

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This is an official communication from ATU Local 732 President Curtis Howard regarding the 1% bonus due to ATU members as a result of our recent contract ratification. Please feel free to share with fellow members!

MARTA’s payroll department has advised us that the 1% bonus will be electronically distributed on Monday, December 15, 2014.

If you have any concerns about your bonus, please contact me in writing so that we can investigate and have any issues corrected as soon as possible.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

In Solidarity,
Curtis Howard
choward@atu732.org
501 Pulliam Street SW, Suite 406
Atlanta, GA 30312
404-223-5122 Read more >>>

Words of encouragement from your Local President.

After eight years without a wage increase and a year and a half without a contract, a majority of MARTA employees represented by Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 732 voted on Saturday to ratify a new contract. “This is a great day for all working people in Atlanta,” said ATU Local 732 President Curtis Howard. “This shows what can happen when we pull together to come up with a solution that puts the needs of our community first.”

“Our members are out there every day to transport people to their jobs, school, work, doctor’s appointments, and other daily tasks safely and on time. We care about our riders and they care about us. This contract is a strong step towards improving public transit throughout the Atlanta region.” Read more >>>

Big news: This Saturday, November 15, we will have two meetings to discuss the contract and vote on ratification!

The first meeting is from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The second meeting is from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Both are at the IBEW Auditorium at 501 Pulliam Street. Voting boxes will be open from 10a.m. - 4 p.m. straight, so if you can't make a meeting, you can still vote! The meetings are open to dues-paying members only.

We made it this far because this union did not back down. We came together, organized on our properties... Read more >>>

Responding to an alternative plan proposed by a coalition of transit workers, riders with disabilities, and transit advocates to better manage its Mobility paratransit services, the MARTA Board of Commissioners voted today to table their decision to privatize the federally mandated service.

“This is a victory for the riders who rely on paratransit to live independently, the experienced workers who know and provide this vital service and all the people of Atlanta,” said Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 732 President Curtis Howard. “This is what happens when Atlantans stand together and demand a voice on a critical decision that will impact so many people.” Read more >>>

A coalition of transit workers, Georgians with disabilities, and transit advocates demanded that MARTA give due consideration to workable alternatives to outsourcing Paratransit services. The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 732 offered their MARTA Mobility proposal as a means to achieving most of the agency’s cost and efficiency service goals.

The proposal is a direct response to a KPMG commissioned report that recommended outsourcing Paratransit services. MARTA’s board is expected to vote at its next meeting on whether these services should be outsourced. Read more >>>

On Thursday, MARTA’s Board of Commissioners will hold its next meeting. They are expected to vote on outsourcing our work, starting with Mobility.
 

12:00-3:00 P.M.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH
MARTA HQ, 2424 PIEDMONT RD NE
 

We need YOU to pack the board room and rally outside to show support for keeping MARTA public.

Contact 404-697-7717 for more info.

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REPORT FROM PRESIDENT CURTIS HOWARD ON ATU LOCAL 732’S CAMPAIGN FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE

Over the past several weeks, you have stepped up and made this fight about so much more than a contract. You are fighting for the same thing that our mothers and fathers fought for in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s: every person’s right to dignity and respect.

When greedy politicians and bureaucrats like Robbie Ashe try to push working Atlantans into poverty, we shall not be moved. When transit bosses like Keith Parker try to use our city as a springboard to a better job somewhere else, we shall not be moved. We move this city, but we shall not be moved! Instead, we will unite, organize, and take action in the name of justice and equality for all.

Allow me to highlight just some of what we have done since we intensified our campaign... Read more >>>

Tomorrow, October 25, is an important day for the future of our members and the Atlanta metro area.

We need 100 ATU members to join us in Clayton County this Saturday, October 25, to show support for the November 4th referendum. On election day, Clayton County voters will decide whether or not to expand MARTA service. If they vote YES, working people will get desperately needed transit service and ATU could gain hundreds of new members.

When: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 25

Where: Meet at 6483 Highway 85, Riverdale, Georgia

More Info: Reginald Davis, 404-641-5826

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Remember: a YES vote = MARTA expands to Clayton = hundreds of new transit jobs.

If you need a ride, some vehicles will depart from the union hall at 8:30 a.m. Call 404-647-7717. Read more >>>

October 23rd was a big day for us. More than 150 of you turned out to demand justice, respect, and equality for your fellow MARTA workers and all working Georgians. We were joined by locked-out ASO musicians, fast food workers, clergy, and more. See photos here and news coverage below:

CBS46: MARTA workers rally after no raises for eight years, outsourcing could come

NBC 11 ALIVE: MARTA union joins ASO musicians in rally
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Did you know that MARTA CEO Keith Parker makes $345,000 per year, more than most public transit CEOs in the country? Meanwhile, we and our ATU brothers and sisters are struggling to keep up with the bills. This morning, we let all of Atlanta know the truth with a full page ad in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. You can see it here: http://www.atu.org/atu-pdfs/STRAT_MARTA_Ad2.pdf or by clicking here.
 

This is what it's all about: equality and respect, two things that Keith Parker, Robbie Ashe, and the politicians who prop them up don't seem interested in when it comes to MARTA workers. That is why we need every member to volunteer and take a stand.
 

Today we're demonstrating outside of a fundraiser for Jason Carter, who refuses to give us his support. Please meet at 119 Center Street in Avondale Estates at 5:00 p.m.

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