Apr 02

Mileage Reductions Effective April 20, 2016


Don't be caught off guard. PLAN...ACT not REACT.

The Company has alerted the Union's Executive Board of a planned Mileage Reduction effective 20 April 2016.

Click on Headline to review runs/schedules that are tentatively planned for reduction of service/frequency or cancelation. (The list is subject to change).

"Knowledge IS Powerful."

Mar 29

Quarterly Arbitration Assessment April 2016


Brothers and Sisters,

Arbitration and the ability to arbitrate are vital tools in the Union's arsenal of defense and quality representation of its MEMBERS.  Arbitration is one of the two strongest stances a Union may take in a disagreement. Arbitration may be invoked in a wide range of labor/worker's issues - contract interpretations, unfair labor disputes and most common among us are unfair and unjust discipline and terminations.

The quarter has seen ATU 1700 and its members in several high profile and costly disputes with the company.  There were some good wins and some forgettable defeats. Even in defeat, the Arbitration process in itself proved that the Union and its membership will stand our ground. In many cases, Arbitration has leveled the playing field and brought change to unfair practices - ie progressive discipline, even in so called egregious cases;  the company must prove its "zero tolerance" policies;  rules of evidence from third parties were successfully challenged and seniority was upheld as a mitigating factor in the disciplinary cycle.

Our Quarterly Assessment Amount is $40,154.63 divided by 2,563 active members equals $15.66 per member in April 2016.

Fraternally,

 
Mar 20

URGENT: UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS - PARTICIPATE


Brothers and Sisters of ATU1700,

In accordance with the International Constitution and the Bylaws of ATU 1700, our Union is entering the election process cycle of 2016.

PARTICIPATION is a key element in ensuring and maintaining a healthy, prosperous and relevant Union of vision going forward. As we are a chartered National Local, correct MAILING ADDRESSES are the main source to MAXIMUM PARTICIPATION.

Please take an extra second to ensure your correct address is on record.

Contact the Office of the President, Financial Secretary Treasurer, Region Vice President or the Local Shop Steward - by mail, telephone, email or in person.

In Solidarity - PARTICIPATE.

Feb 26

Executive Board Meeting 24 - 29 April 2016 Chicago, Illinois


Executive Board will meet at:

Holiday Inn, Chicago O'Hare.  5615 Cumberland Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60631.

Executive Union Meeting, April 24, 2016;  6:00pm.

 
Jan 17

ATU 1700 and its Members Honor the "Dream and Legacy" of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Click on Headline:  "I Have Been to the Mountaintop."  Full Version.

 

Jan 13

Schedule Change Bulletins


   Stay informed of current schedule changes as they occur.  Schedule changes have impact on wages as well may create Contractual issues.

Click on Headlines.         

Dec 20

NEW DRIVERS SAFETY EXPERIMENT


Our new Drivers are the key to the future strength that insures our Union lives a long, strong and relevant life tomorrow and years to come. It is imperative that we do all we can today to protect their safety and longevity.  A proven fact: Most new Members are terminated within the first ninety (90) days due to accidents, incidents and unusual occurrences in areas/territories unfamiliar to them or the people they depend on for support.

For this reason and future possibilities, the Union embarks on this experiment with the goal of giving our new Drivers/Members a level playing field for a long, successful and safe driving career.

The Membership must report successes and failures to the President and Vice Presidents in real time in order to determine the outcome of the experiment.

Click on Headlines for MOU and sample boundaries. More will be added in the near future.

Nov 07

ATU 1700 Honors, Salutes, and Thanks the Veterans of this Nation.


The Brothers, Sisters and Families of ATU 1700 proudly HONOR and SALUTE the real HEROES of AMERICA - the brave men and women whose service to this Country - then and now - has preserved " the Home of the Brave and the Land of the Free."

"Nothing is more sacred than that for which we have sacrificed."

Nov 04
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