Mar 23

ATU Local 1700 Run Committee convenes May 22 - 23, 2017 Dallas, Texas


Brothers and Sisters,

The Run Committee, (James Blackburn-Buffalo; Apolinar Gonzalez-Los Angeles; Bertram Byrd-Jacksonville; Brandon Hall-Chicago; Roderick Jackson-Cleveland), will work with a pilot program for the summer bid, that if fine tuned properly and proven successful will bring the current antiquated run structure into the 21st century.

The Committee will work with computer assisted parameters that supposedly will help create more efficient, quality run tours designed to improve the overall "quality of life" for the drivers.

Some of the initial parameters include, but not limited to: 1).eliminate 7/0 and 6/1 runs. 2).more home time. 3).minimize layovers. 4).maximize pay.

Constructive input and real-time feedback are imperative.

Fraternally.

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Mar 23

BULLETIN: Drive Cam Update and MOU's


Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening.

This is Karen Miller, President of Local 1700

I'd like to give you a Drive Cam update:

The drive cam monitors the road speed of the bus.  If we are in a 60 miles an hour zone and are traveling 15 miles over the limit for 60 seconds, a report will be generated and sent to the supervisor.  If we are traveling in a 45 miles an hour zone and we're 10 miles over the limit for 60 seconds, this too will generate a report to the supervisor.

Mar 21

Department of Justice/Labor Certifies Final 2016 Officers Election Results


Brothers and Sisters,

The results of ATU 1700 2016 Officers Election are now certified and official.

ATU 1700 has complied, to the letter and extent of current laws, with all court rulings, all Federal Regulations, guidelines and directives setforth in Civil Action 14-1268 (APM) under the jurisdiction and supervision of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

ATU 1700 entire election cycle was moderated and supervised by Officers of the Court assigned from the Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMB), United States Department of Labor (DOL).

ATU 1700 compliant order was signed by the Honorable Amit P. Mehta, United States District Judge, dated 27 February 2017.

In Solidarity.

Unionism - Where hard work reaps respect, dignity and just rewards.

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Mar 16

ATU 1700 Executive Board Meeting - April 24-28, 2017 - Memphis, Tennessee


ATU Local 1700 Executive Board convenes April 24-28, 2017, Memphis, Tennessee.

Union Meeting April 24, 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

Meeting Location:  DoubleTree Hotel, Memphis.  5069 Sanderlin Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee. Telephone: (901) 767-6666.  Fax: (901) 683-8563

Feb 26

Quarterly Arbitration Assessment March 2017


Brothers and Sisters,

Arbitration, the ability to arbitrate, and the means 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 any disagreement or dispute.  Arbitration may be invoked in a wide range of labor/worker issues - contract interpretations, unfair labor practices, and most common are unfair, unreasonable, unjust discipline and termination.

Although arbitration is a powerful ally in Our fight, arbitration is an expensive procedure and a costly process to all Unions.

Our Quarterly Arbitration Expenses Total was $34,294.47 divided by 2448 active members equal $14.00 per member in March 2017.

In Solidarity.

Jan 27

BULLETIN: Slow Your Roll


Within the last few days, the Company has implemented a new feature to Drive-Cam.  while Drive-Cam has the capability to monitor the road speed of the motor coach, the camera will now be triggered if/when we exceed the posted speed limit.  Although the camera will trigger, it will remain green, meaning you won't know that it was triggered.

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Jan 27

ROADKILL MESSAGE - booking off when sick or fatigued


From Karen Miller, ATU Local 1700 President

There seems to be a major issue with drivers being issued discipline for booking off either sick or fatigued.

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