Apr 22

This is a Fight for Our Future


In Greyhound’s vision of the future, bus travel has no terminal workers, so they are cutting as many full-timers back to part-timers as possible. The company doesn’t care that their families can’t live on two days of work a week. Or that cutting service means unhappy riders. This dog bites every hand that feeds it – employees, passengers and the general public.

Apr 07

Greyhound’s 100th Anniversary: A Century of Abusing Employees, Passengers and Our Communities


During the past century, Greyhound has bitten millions of employees, passengers, competitors and the public with illegal activities. The company has bared its teeth in legal fights from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Interstate Commerce Commission to the U.S. Supreme Court. Over the course of 100 years, we have learned to expect the worst:

Feb 06

Terminal Worker Terminated After Going to Mother's Funeral in Mexico


On May 19, Patricia Vidrio received bad news: her mother had died in the family’s hometown in Mexico’s Jalisco state. Vidrio, who has worked in the L.A. Greyhound terminal since 1994, was given leave to attend her mother’s funeral, but was told when she returned on June 1 that she had been terminated.

Feb 06

Members Elect McCoy, Seasoned Exec Board


ATU Local 1700 members have chosen a new president, reelected several officers and filled two open seats on the Executive Board from a large field of candidates. Incoming President Jimmie McCoy said, “This vote was a strong message to stay the course. It’s clear that members want experienced hands on the steering wheel, and the core of this Executive Board has been leading the effort to rebuild Local 1700.”

Feb 06

2014: Time to Roll Up Our Sleeves


Every union’s strength depends upon an active, involved rank and file, writes President Jimmie McCoy, and Local 1700 members showed overwhelming support for union democracy in December. “With that kind of participation, Local 1700 can overcome any challenge. Now it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work on a full agenda for 2014.”

Feb 06

Contract Breakthrough at Southeastern Stages


Drivers and mechanics at Southeastern Stages rang in New Year’s Day with a new contract that bucks a 30-year trend in labor relations. At a time when many new employees are forced to work alongside seasoned veterans at half their pay and no benefits, Local 1700 members stood their ground until Stages agreed in December to do away with its 2-tier pay system.

Feb 06

Bolt Drivers Set Sights High in Contract Talks


ATU Local 1700 and Greyhound met in January to negotiate the third supplement to the Greyhound contract for Bolt Bus drivers. The main issues at the table are the same as they have been since Day One: bringing the Bolt drivers up to the same standards as Greyhound drivers.

Feb 06

Union Growth Helps Marshal Resources to Defend Members


ATU Local 1700 remains in belt-tightening mode, but this report by Financial Secretary-Treasurer Sesil Rubain makes clear that the new Executive Board is prepared to shoulder whatever expense is necessary to defend our members.

Jan 09

Final Officer Election Results


The Election Committee oversaw the counting of the undelivered ballots on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.  Click the headline to see the final numbers. 

Dec 30

HAPPY NEW YEAR!


A New Year's Message from Jimmie McCoy

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