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Feb 05

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 05

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 05

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 05

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 05

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


A New Year's Message from Jimmie McCoy

Dec 19


Transit union says federal agencies; policy makers  & carriers continue to ignore driver fatigue – the chief cause of fatal accidents

Dec 19

Union seeks more than just shutdown of 52 bad bus firms

“Any serious proposal to clean up the discount bus industry must, unequivocally, address driver fatigue,” says ATU President Hanley.

Dec 15

Officer Election Update

 Uncounted ballots discovered at Post Office after tally.

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