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Dec 26

What Do Drivers Want?


Survey shows strong priority on U.S.-made, union-made uniforms

More than 150 Greyhound drivers have responded to an ATU Local 1700 survey about uniforms. Members were asked to rate the uniform and its components, what’s in their closets and how much they spend beyond the allowance, and how high a priority they put on American-made and union-made garments.

Dec 26

Mechanics Speak Out


Ray Phillips Bust
Richard Cloud

What message is Greyhound sending by cutting mechanics and maintenance when profit is up 18% and intercity bus ridership is up 25%?

“The message I get is that Greyhound is comfortable where they are. The company has done so much with so little for so long that now they think they can do anything with nothing.  Read More

Dec 26

L.A. Labor Walks for "Homeless Heroes"


On Nov. 19, tens of thousands of Southern Californians walked in a massive United Way event to benefit the growing number of homeless. A significant number of the participants were union members calling attention to how the economic crisis has hit military veterans especially

Dec 26

Building a Better Extraboard


Greyhound has agreed to discuss ways to make Extraboard drivers’ lives more bearable. The union and management spent a lot of time during the 2010 contract negotiations trying to reach agreement on improvements for our most stressed members. Several terrific advances have been well received by Extraboard drivers, but we always knew that much more remained to be done.

Dec 21

U.S. Bus Riders Surge as Free Wi-Fi Beats Driving


Megabus.com and BoltBus led U.S. curbside bus companies that boosted trips by 32 percent this year as travelers opted to leave their cars behind and surf the Internet while traveling, DePaul University researchers said.

Nov 29

Bus safety measures pick up speed in Congress


A spate of high-profile bus crashes this year along with renewed momentum for a new surface transportation bill has given champions of bus safety a window of opportunity to get long-stalled legislation passed.

Nov 15

Greyhound launches Express bus services in Birmingham


BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Two express bus services popular in the Northeast and Midwest are beginning in Birmingham this week with service from Birmingham to Atlanta and Memphis.

Nov 09

FirstGroup says Greyhound is making comeback


LONDON (MarketWatch) -- North American bus provider Greyhound Lines owner FirstGroup PLC said Wednesday that following a huge restructuring effort the business is on the cusp of returning to its glory days after a couple of turbulent years when profit fell and its brand image was hurt.

Nov 05

Carriers Enhance Motor Coach Service


As Greyhound prepares to move from its longtime Downtown bus station to the airport area this month, another change under way in the Memphis motor coach market reflects broader changes in the business nationally.

Dec 31

Ray Phillips and the 1983 Strike


The world was a very violent place on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 1983: American troops were on the ground in Lebanon and Grenada, and U.S.-backed “contras” were fighting in Nicaragua. Al Pacino’s Scarface was filling movie theaters. That was the day that 12,700 drivers, mechanics and clerks struck Greyhound. By the time the walkout ended 47 days later, the union had been forced to accept pay cuts, health rollbacks and elimination of pensions, and striker Ray Phillips had paid the ultimate price in the name of labor solidarity.  More>>

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