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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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Update your address with the Company in order to receive communications from Local 1700.

Jun 10

Healthy Hound Program


By now everyone should have received a brochure from Health and Welfare.  If it is still laying on your table where you left it, now is the time to take a moment and read it. Go ahead, open it up, it is for your health.

Apr 30
A shop steward training session for recently initiated Crucero and Americanos drivers. (click for larger image)
A shop steward training session for recently initiated Crucero and Americanos drivers. (click for larger image)

Welcome Our Newest Union Members


By President Sandra Frye

May Day is known around the world as International Workers Day, and this year we have a special victory to celebrate. As part of the new contract, Greyhound agreed to dismantle its Crucero and Americanos subsidiaries and return all the subcontracted work by May 1.

Apr 30
The ATU Women's Caucus (click for larger image)
The ATU Women's Caucus (click for larger image)

Women's Caucus a Success


April 15, 2013 kicked of the first annual ATU Woman's Caucus and was a great success!  There was about twenty of us in attendance  from all over the country and although it was a small gathering, the message was big!

Mar 20

Final Countdown to New Contract


On April 1, Greyhound drivers will begin receiving pay raises and compensation for some previously unpaid service. On May 1, the company will have returned all work it had farmed out to Americanos and Crucero, and Local 1700 will welcome about 130 new members from the now-disbanded subsidiaries.

Mar 20

“Healthy Hound” program to hold line on medical costs, improve member wellness


The overall medical report for Greyhound employees is not good. Chronic health problems, from high blood pressure and diabetes to heart disease and asthma, are on the rise. Help is on the way! The company and union have designed a program to protect and improve wellness.

Mar 11

Sandra Frye Steps Up to Lead Local 1700


On March 1, ATU Local 1700 began writing a new chapter in the union’s history. After serving as president for more than eight years, Bruce Hamilton assumed new duties as an ATU International Vice President. Executive V.P. Sandra Frye, as mandated by the union’s bylaws, has stepped up to lead Local 1700.

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