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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 04

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>>

Oct 30

A Uniform Drivers Can Wear With Pride


Clothes, they say, make the man and woman. If true, what does the current Greyhound uniform say about ATU Local 1700 members behind the wheel? It isn’t flattering, judging by widely heard opinions. Executive V.P. Jimmie McCoy and stewards Sandra Frye, Leonard Weaver and Michael Pierce are conducting a survey to find out which features Local 1700 members care about most, including where and how the garments are made.  More>>

Oct 29

Which Side Will You Be On in the 2012 Vote?


IB ImageIn 2008, Barack Obama gave hope to working Americans that our concerns would top the national agenda. Republicans have since done everything possible to block Obama from helping us cope with the worst economic crisis since the 1930s. Now, three years later, budget cuts are stripping vital public services and teachers, transit workers and other hard-working public employees are being fired. Even our right to bargain collectively is under fire. If you’re ready to turn things around, click here>>

Oct 29

High-Tech Challenges Under the Hood


When Mark Clark began working in Greyhound garages during the 1980s, the job was almost all mechanical and basic electrical. And then things got interesting. Today, the company is counting on new technology to help revive intercity bus travel, and servicing a fleet of new vehicles clearly requires fresh skills, but Clark, who represents mechanics on the Local 1700 Executive Board, said management has been cutting back on mechanics and training. More>>

Nov 18

WE ARE THE 99%!


IB ImageFor the last 30 years, the top 1% of society has stacked the deck against the 99%. Greyhound workers know from painful experience how corporate greed benefits the suits in the corner office, but everyone else loses ground.

Oct 31

Report: Chinatown bus deaths are city's highest


Curbside buses like Chinatown's have 1.4 fatal accidents per 100 vehicles, compared with just 0.2 for terminal-based operators like Greyhound Lines Inc., according to a report released Monday.

Oct 29

NTSB Says Driver Fatigue is Top Cause of Bus Fatalities


ATU adds Labor’s demand to national push for highway safety: Pay overworked intercity bus drivers overtime.

A recent series of horrific bus accidents across the country has claimed 22 lives and injured hundreds, sparking bipartisan calls for highway safety. Some Republicans and Democrats are showing uncharacteristic agreement on legislation requiring seat belts, shatter-resistant windows and stronger roofs to reduce rollover fatalities. Others are calling on states to step up bus inspections.

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