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Sep 15
Fred Lawrence and Chicago teachers at rally
Fred Lawrence and Chicago teachers at rally

Local 1700 Supports Chicago Teachers

Local 1700 members have been demonstrating along with all of Chicago labor in support of teachers. 

Sep 11

The Long Home Stretch to Nov. 6

By President Bruce Hamilton

The Republicans and Democrats have held their conventions, and political polls show most Americans have already decided if they will vote for President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. Now comes the hard part. Romney has the big money. Obama has us. Turnout is everything, and we only have about a month left to register every likely Democratic voter.  Then we have to get them to the polls on Election Day.

Sep 06

Contract Talks Continue

The union’s executive board opened contract talks with a review of the issues that brought us to the table early, including the return of our work in the Southwest, being paid for all the time we spend at work, safety incentives, and other ways to improve the lives of Local 1700 members.

Sep 06

Contract Negotiations Begin

Early talks underway to seek solutions to thorny issues.

Aug 28

Pay It Forward this Labor Day

By President Bruce Hamilton

We don’t get Labor Day off at Greyhound because we’re always too busy taking other people on their late summer trips. But I hope you will take a moment sometime over the holiday weekend to celebrate the benefits that earlier generations of union men and women fought and bled and died to win.

Aug 15

New Health Improvement Opportunity Announced

The Health & Welfare Trust is continually looking for ways to help you improve – or maintain – your health.  As a wise person once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Plus, it is the right thing to do for yourself and your family.  Click on the headline to apply for this program.

Aug 13

Be Afraid, Then Stand Tall

By President Bruce Hamilton

If the prospect of a President Mitt Romney wasn’t scary enough, the danger to working people of a Republican victory this fall came into sharper focus when Romney tapped U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, a Big Business hatchet man from Wisconsin, as his VP candidate.

Aug 02

NTSB Ruling on Virginia Motorcoach Crash Confirms Motorcoach Reform Must Address Driver Fatigue

Transit Union says ruling echoes Bronx accident report, unfair labor standards for drivers continues to put passengers and drivers at risk

Aug 01

Working Voters and Bosses' Parties

By President Bruce Hamilton

Every election, the debate flares up among union members over whether voting makes a difference. On one hand, our two-party political system is a choice between Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee. Regardless of which candidate leads the ticket, their “solutions” to the challenges we face will reward the ruling class.

Jul 16

COPE Today, Contract Tomorrow

By President Bruce Hamilton

Since Wisconsin’s union-busting governor beat back a recall campaign in June, Big Business and its wholly owned, right wing media and politicians have pumped up the volume on an old chorus: The Labor Movement is dead! The Labor Movement is dead!

The 1% are trying to convince anyone who will listen that unions are so beaten down that we are no longer a threat to the powers that be. Don’t believe it.

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