ATU LOCAL 758 ~ 100TH ANNIVERSARY

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The Pierce County Labor Agency is now accepting applications for the 2018 Jerry Beckendorf Community Service Scholarship program. All applications must be postmarked or delivered to the Labor Agency office no later than March 15, 2018.

Scholarship Application (PDF)

Print or stop by the Union Office to pick up an application/ instructions packet.

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PIERCE TRANSIT Collective Bargaining Agreement

7/2017 to 12/2020

Click here

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 ATU 758 Members:

 Insurance Enrollment

Colonial Life Insurance Representative Greg Hine
will be at Pierce Transit on
-Tuesday, February 13, 2018, in the
Lobby area of Building 5 from 9am to 11am & the
Op Lobby from 12pm to 8pm,

&
-Wednesday, February 14, 2018, in the
Maintenance Lunch room from 10am to 1pm.


Supplemental Insurance Choices

* Disability Income Insurance
* Cancer Assist Insurance
* Accident Insurance
* Critical Illness Insurance

Greg Hine, Benefits Counselor                                                                                  *Office: 877-651-2452  *Fax: 360-651-9942  *Cell: 425-327-6992
    Email: gjhcolonial@frontier.com

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Black History Month – February 2018

 

Some of my fellow Officers encouraged me to write a little about myself on this occasion of Black History month which is celebrated in many places around the nation and the world, to include how I became an ATU Officer and the President of Local 758.

 

Many of you probably don’t know that I was elected as the first African-American or Black Amalgamated Transit Union elected President/Business Agent in the Pacific Northwest, and am presently one of the longest serving Officers not only for this Local (758), but the entire West Coast. My official journey towards an ATU Union leadership role began early in my career as a Transit Operator and advocate back in the mid to late 80’s when I became a Shop Steward, but I truthfully have to believe it started earlier than that.

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AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION LOCAL 758 – FEBRUARY 2018

 

Office of the President; Isaac O. Tate, President – Business Agent

 

A Union; A group of men and women who have joined together in order to attain as a group, that which they as individuals could never hope to gain. (1940)

 

It is very hard to believe it is already February. The office of the Union has been swamped with issues after issues. I understand there are ongoing enrollment problems in regards to the AWC Trust plans (Kaiser and Regence), however they will get worked out. My biggest concern is and would be if I heard of an instance wherein either a member or their covered family member was denied medical care. As long as you are provided medical care that is what matters most. It’s new and it’s a change, but it will get done.

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ATU LOCAL 758!

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1) Thirty (30) hour run/assignments will be open to “all” Transit Operator classifications.

 

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Your Rights as a Union Member

One day while looking through our Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) or “contract” researching an issue on behalf of both a member and the Union, I was suddenly struck by a thought. When I address an issue I still have to refer back to the contract, a lot of which I have helped negotiate over quite a few years. Then I thought; we have so many new members that have joined our ranks and for many this is the first time they have ever been affiliated with a Union and may have no idea what a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) or “contract” is, and how it affects their working conditions and the many benefits they are receiving.

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Waiver of Union Representation: If you choose “not” to have Union representation during an investigatory or disciplinary meeting, you “do not” have to sign a form stating your choice not to, or write on the disciplinary document that you chose not to. As a matter of fact you “do not” have to sign a letter of disciplinary action. The “second” manager in the room (as there always is during an investigatory or disciplinary meeting) can sign in your place.

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WEINGARTEN RIGHTS
If this is an investigatory discussion which could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, I respectfully request that my Union Representative, Officer or Steward be present at this meeting.  Without representation present, I choose not to answer any questions.

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From Winnipeg, MB, to Washington, DC to Kelowna, BC, to San Francisco, CA assaults on ATU members and all transit workers have become an epidemic. Not a week goes by that we don’t hear stories about bus operators and other transit workers being punched, stabbed, yelled at, spit on, shot at, and worse. ATU is calling on transit agencies, law enforcement, and elected officials to better protect all transit workers and riders.

 

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