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May 02
Jimmie McCoy
Jimmie McCoy

Jimmie McCoy Takes Wheel of Region 3


Since taking office in March, Region 3 Vice President Jimmie McCoy has been organizing the late Ron Jordan's union files (some going back to the 1970's), working his way through the stack of papers, and learning a lot about what members expect from the union.

May 02
Chuck Flanagan
Chuck Flanagan

Chuck Flanagan Led Post-Strike Greyhound Local


Weeks after Ron Jordan's death. ATU Local 1700 members lost a second veteran leader.  Chuck Flanagan, the Cleveland-based driver who led a consolidated Greyhound local in the wake of a bruising 3-year strike, died in February.

Apr 05

Greyhound Drivers to Rally at Los Angeles Bus Terminal on Good Friday


Union will also picket tomorrow in Dallas, Houston, El Paso, San Antonio and Phoenix.

Apr 04
Annual deaths from intercity and charter bus crashes have tripled since the 1990s.  Read more: Unacceptable Risk: Cheap Buses, Fatal Rides - Popular Mechanics
Annual deaths from intercity and charter bus crashes have tripled since the 1990s. Read more: Unacceptable Risk: Cheap Buses, Fatal Rides - Popular Mechanics

Cheap Tickets, Fatal rides: Why Bus Crashes Are on the Rise


More than 750 million people travel by bus each year, and the number is on the rise because of the lousy economy. But cheap bus tickets come with a price: Fatalities from bus crashes are on the rise, too, especially from the new crop of discount bus lines.

Mar 30

Take the Bus and Leave the Driving to...Who?


Greyhound built its reputation as the country's leading intercity bus line on the skill of its drivers.   for 98 years, passengers have trusted us to get them to their destination safely and on time.

Now, though, the company is trying to pull a fast one on Texans.  "Express" drivers between Dallas and Austin and between Houston and Austin may wear Greyhound uniforms, but they are really employed by the company's cut-rate line, Americanos.

Click the title of this story to view a full page flyer in both English and Spanish.  Feel free to copy and distribute.

Mar 28

Greyhound Goes on the Attack Against Driver Wages


Greyhound has launched an attack on us that is the most serious threat to our jobs since 1990.

Mar 27

Americanos Express = Separate and Unequal


Greyhound offers to return some Texas routes to ATU drivers, but Local 1700 rejects lower pay for bilingual drivers.

Feb 27

ATU Walks the Halls on Capitol Hill for Highway Safety


ATU International has brought in big guns for an unprecedented fight to include paying bus drivers overtime in a new U.S. transportation bill. ATU Pres. Larry Hanley said Harold Ickes, who served as deputy chief of staff to Pres. Bill Clinton, joined the campaign against driver fatigue in January. Hanley said, “We are deadly serious about a deadly serious problem, and Harold is a deadly serious lobbyist.”

Feb 27

Republicans Stumble in Moves to Block Bill


Meanwhile, extremists are failing to derail the federal transportation bill with massive cuts and unrelated amendments. Urban and suburban Republicans in the House rejected conservatives’ push to cut mass transit, and Republicans in the Senate complained about measures like Rand Paul’s to link foreign aid to Egypt with the measure.

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