Jun 06

International Per Capita Increase


Members of Local 1700 will see an increase in their monthly dues, because the International has a cost of living increase every July 1st. and at the last International Convention the delegates voted to increase the monthly per capita. The total per capita increase is $1.55/month. This increase was to provide more funds for training, research and organizing. Also, the International will be moving to the former Meany Center located in Silver Spring, MD. The International has pledged to fight all those who are trying to stifle pay and benefits for unionized workers.

Fraternally,

Sesil Rubain, FS/T

ATU Local 1700

May 07
By President Jimmie McCoy
By President Jimmie McCoy

President McCoy Looks at L.A. Terminal, Bolt Bus Contracts


Local 1700 members recently approved two contracts during some of the most hostile bargaining since the deadly strike of 1990-‘93. In February, terminal workers in Los Angeles held the line on work rights, but Greyhound's lowest paid employees only won limited economic relief. And in March, Bolt drivers approved a contract that gets much closer to the goal of being paid at a single rate for all time spent at work.

Apr 23

Bolt Drivers Ratify New Contract


A new agreement takes Bolt drivers from their current driving rate of $23.34 to $25.25 in four years, and reduces the number of wage rates to just two. The non-driving rate tops out at $13.75 and gets drivers much closer to the eventual goal of being paid a single rate for all time spent at work. The new contract went into effect March 5.

Feb 26
President Jimmie McCoy presents ATU Local 1700 pins to new union members Jocelyn Vaca, left, and Janeth Hernandez.
President Jimmie McCoy presents ATU Local 1700 pins to new union members Jocelyn Vaca, left, and Janeth Hernandez.

Los Angeles Terminal Workers Approve Contract


L.A. Terminal Workers Approve Contract

On Feb. 25, Package Express workers, baggage handlers, janitors, food service staff and ticket agents in Greyhound’s Los Angeles terminal overwhelmingly approved a 3-year contract that holds the line on employee rights and offers some economic relief. The 49-4 vote capped a year of bitter bargaining sessions and rallies. About 20 new terminal workers – including Jocelyn Vaca and Janeth Hernandez, seen with Local 1700 President Jimmie McCoy – joined the union during the run-up to the settlement.

Dec 04

ARBITRATION VICTORY


Doug Ghant, a Charlotte driver, won his arbitration. Doug received a speeding ticket in North Carolina and Greyhound disciplined Doug before he went to court. The arbitrator ruled-

"The grievance is sustained, the grievant's record is to be cleared of the suspension and it is ordered that he be paid two days back pay."
 
Special thanks to Ed Gale, our attorney, for this important victory.

 

Oct 21

Los Angeles Terminal Workers Win Round 1


Goal Number 1 in the struggle of the Los Angeles terminal workers has been to win reinstatement for Patricia Vidrio.  Patty is back!

Oct 15

Los Angeles Terminal Workers Tell Greyhound: Low Pay is NOT Ok!


ATU members joined other unions and community organizations on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall to demand a $15.00 minimum wage.

Sep 19

Quarterly Arbitration Assesment


As long as the company keeps taking unfair disciplinary action against Local 1700 members, and as long as they keep interpreting the contract in unfair ways that hurt workers, we must maintain our ability to stand up to the company and fight for fairness and equality.  One of the ways we fight to protect our rights is through the arbitration process that has been provided for in our contracts for many decades and that has the full force and effect of federal law.

Jul 24

Officer Election Update


The Department of Labor alleges that a mistake was made during the election process that might possibly have had a material effect on the outcome of the election.  Consequently, the DOL has informed the union that it wants the election to be re-run.  Local 1700 is reviewing the DOL’s allegation and will have a response soon.  There will be further updates as more information is known. 

Jun 02

We Fight Hard Every Day for Every Member


By President Jimmie McCoy

ATU Local 1700 members took a big step forward – together – on April 26. Hundreds of Greyhound employees rallied with family and friends at bus stations from L.A. and Atlanta to Cleveland for the union’s National Day of Action for Terminal Workers.

Local 1700 will be judged by how hard we fight every day for every member. We will all benefit when terminal workers bring home a decent contract. Their union dues went into the fight for the drivers’ and mechanics’ recent contract. Now it’s their turn at the bargaining table and it’s everyone else’s turn to support them.

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