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 Your helps is needed to at a call bank Friday 10/28/16 from 4 pm to 8 pm.  Please let Ismael know if you can help out. Call or text him at 407-443-2651.

Thank you for all your support

New Photos and Calendar Events

 Take time to look at the Photo's and Calendar events as well

Phone Bank

  Need people to volunteer time to make calls on behave of Linda Steward. Please contact Ismael if you can come.

October 12, 2016 6 pm to 8 pm at union office. 

Union Meeting Sept 17, 2016

 Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time:  6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:  IBEW Hall
820 Virginia Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Vote on Arbitration
Update on Contract Negotiations
Update on Impasse
Update on ULP
Update on Arbitrations
Committees and Duties
General Information

Please attend and take part in your Union 

 Negotiations 08/26/16

 This is an Update in our fight against Privatization of the Lynx System. Read more >>>

 Lately employees have asked questions about Workman's Comp Read more >>>

 Safety Concerns Abound After Incident at LCS on 9?30/2015.  David Dees the new safety Director has invited the Union to the table in an after actions review, so the Union will not file any grievance as was suggested in the Operator's lounge recently.  The Union requested a seat at the table from current acting CEO, Susan Black, and was assured that she would forward the request.  The invitation was extended to the Union by David Dees and we will discuss our concerns in that forum Read more >>>

 This is in response to all employes that have voiced concerns over the recent Privatization issues.  The local has already taken several steps to combat the Bill put forward in the legislature. Read more >>>

The leader of the Lynx bus drivers union told Channel 9 on Friday that his drivers are dangerously fatigued because they're forced to stay behind the wheel without a break way too long. Read more >>>

The Authority has recently sent out letters to members about vacation being denied due to vacation time having been used for FMLA. Read more >>>

Is sleep apnea a disqualifier? Read more >>>

Chris, As President of ATU Local 1596, I believe that the reason for the running of red lights by the Bus Operators, has everything to do with unrealistic Schedules, compounded by ridiculous work rules. Read more >>>

By: Bailey Myers February 12th, 2014 Tallahassee FL- If last year was any indicator-- pension plans for the State of Florida will be a hot topic again this Legislative session. There are however, some changes to a Bill reforming pensions this year.

 ATU LOCAL 1596, after working with the international since the 57th convention, Read more >>>

All those employees that were either at 92% (trans) or 95%(MAINT), Read more >>>

Often times there is a great deal of negative talk about the Union from disgruntled workers, well.... Read more >>>

ATU Local 1596 and the Authority have reached a tentative agreement during the wage reopener, in negotiations, yesterday..... Read more >>>

Every day they don't vote is another day families are torn apart, that another family is deported," said Eric Clinton, president of the Central Florida AFL-CIO. "That's not the United States of America." Read more >>>

This is the management company that runs our pension. click on the link for their home page then click on links on that page. Read more >>>

These are the proposed Sunrail stop locations

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