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Oct 30

So Much More in San Diego


ATU delegates from across the United States and Canada met in San Diego in late August. The theme of the union’s 57th convention was “So Much More.” 

Oct 30

ATU Recognizes Womens' Caucus


The Local 1700 Women’s Caucus has continued to grow since its April founding conference, prompting the ATU International Women’s Caucus to recognize the group – with nearly 30 members in 14 cities – as an official chapter.

Oct 29

The Road To Citzenship


On Aug. 14, Local 1700 members packed into a van provided by Greyhound and joined 200 carloads of working families for a caravan to Bakersfield, California, organized by the L.A. County Federation of Labor.

Oct 18

2014 BENEFITS ANNUAL ENROLLMENT


A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE GREYHOUND ATU HEALTH & WELFARE TRUST OFFICE WILL BE ON-SITE TO ASSIST WITH THE NEW ONLINE BENEFITS SYSTEM. IT’S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT THIS IS AN “ACTIVE” ENROLLMENT, MEANING THAT YOU MUST ENROLL/RE-ENROLL TO MAINTAIN YOUR CURRENT BENEFITS FOR 2014 (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF BASIC LIFE INSURANCE, EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM EMPLOYEE ONLY COVERAGE AND CRITICAL ILLNESS).  YOU CONTINUE TO ENROLL OR MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR CRITICAL ILLNESS COVERAGE DIRECTLY THROUGH LINCOLN FINANCIAL GROUP.  EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT READY TO MAKE YOUR BENEFIT DECISION (YOU HAVE UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013 TO COMPLETE YOUR ENROLLMENT) THE REPRESENTATIVE CAN ASSIST YOU IN REVIEWING YOUR CURRENT BENEFITS & DEPENDENTS AND DESIGNATE YOUR BENEFICIARIES.

CONTACT THE TRUST OFFICE AT 800-288-7766 OR YOUR SHOP STEWARD IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

Sep 18

Local 1700 Members to Elect National, Regional Leaders


Local 1700 members are beginning to focus on December balloting for the union’s president, executive vice president and financial secretary/treasurer, and for the regional vice president who represents their city. The Executive Board has gone through significant changes since the 2010 election due to promotion, retirement and death.

Sep 18

Greyhound Can Do More to Lower Health Risks


Local 1700 is determined to hold Greyhound accountable for its role in driving up health risks. Meanwhile, members can lower their 2014 premiums by participating in at least one ‘Healthy Hound’ activity by October.

Sep 18

A New View on Union Leadership


It’s time to stop living in the past. It’s time to look forward and fight for a better future.

By President Sandra Frye

Sep 18

Terminal Talks Underway


Local 1700 and Greyhound have opened contract negotiations for terminal workers across the nation. Wages, staffing and respect top the list of demands for ticket agents, baggage handlers and others.

Jul 25

Getting on the Healthy Hound Band Wagon


ATU Local 1700 is also determined to hold Greyhound accountable for their role in driving up health risks. Research by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) shows that for over-the-road drivers suffer greater rates of illness than workers in many other industries and occupations, including high rates of contagious illnesses, chronic disease, low back pain, asthma, diabetes, heart attacks and strokes. Even the healthiest drivers suffer from sky-high blood pressure.

Jun 10

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