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Feb 17

The 75th Anniversary of the American Dream

Excerpts of a letter from Michael Moore

On this day 25 years ago, in 1987, a group of autoworkers came together on the lawn of General Motors’ soon-to-be-closed Buick-Oldsmobile-Cadillac assembly plant to raise their voices against the closing – and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Great Flint Sit-Down Strike, which had begun at that very factory.

Feb 02

Ronald A. Jordan 1949-2012

Ron Jordan, Region 3 Vice President of ATU Local 1700 and a 37-year veteran of Greyhound, passed away on Jan. 27 after a long, courageous fight against cancer.

Ron began driving for Greyhound in 1974 after serving in Vietnam with the U.S. Army. He was a prominent activist in the 1983 and 1990 strikes, and became a union steward soon after Local 1700 was formed in 1994. He was first elected Region 3 Vice President in 1999.

Jan 28

Extraboard Agreements Reached

IB ImageWe’ve reached agreement on some of the issues mentioned in prior blog posts.  We have a few new Memoranda of Understanding that clarify the contract language, which you’ll find posted elsewhere on the site, and the company has also agreed to conduct a few experiments with changing some aspects of extraboards to try and make life more bearable for drivers.  The first two of the extraboard experiments are being implemented in Los Angeles, Greyhound’s second largest location, and a board that has not been turning very well.

Jan 27
Jan 16

When Mitt Romney Came to Town

Mitt Romney. Was he a job creator or a corporate raider? That's the question this film answers.

Jan 16

The Voice of Transit Workers

As a transit worker, school bus employee or over-the-road bus worker, your job, wages and working conditions are directly linked to politics. Representatives in federal, state and local government make crucial decisions everyday that determine the amount of funding available to your transit system or school district, the safety and security requirements at your workplace, your bargaining rights, and more.

Jan 15

Dr. King Day

This holiday weekend is not like other holiday weekends.  The one-tenth of 1% who own this country never wanted a holiday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  They were forced to accept it by a movement that had - and still has - the potential to bring real economic democracy to our land.  The thought of real economic democracy scares the daylights out of the 1%.

Jan 03

Welcome to the New

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Welcome and thank you for visiting the new Local 1700 website. This site has many new features and improvements and is the single most effective tool in 1700's communication arsenal. Through this site you can receive news and updates important to you from both the union and from mainstream media outlets.

Also, once you are logged in you will gain access to the Contracts section of the site where you can view the unions current contracts and bylaws. Along with this you can also participate in the Member Forums. Here you can communicate with Local 1700 members across the country. Because ours is a national local, this is one way in which we can close the distance gap between our fellow union brothers and sisters.

Find out more about how the new site works here...

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