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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.

Mar 06

Los Angeles Times Investigates Discount Bus Operators

The deadly Scapadas Magicas bus crash outside Big Bear exposes business practices that allow Mexico-based tour buses to skirt U.S. laws.

Feb 28

FMCSA Data Requests

This User Guide and Manual describes standardized processes and techniques to address and resolve Requests for Data Reviews (RDRs) generated by commercial drivers, motor carriers, FMCSA and State agency users, and others, when submitted electronically to FMCSA’s DataQs website.

Feb 26

How to Challenge FMCSA Data

The many stresses Greyhound drivers are constantly subjected to have been increased by CSA.  Here's How to Stand Up for Your Rights.   

Feb 25

Bruce Hamilton to Take ATU International Position

Set to join ATU as VP on March 1

Feb 07

More Tragic Bus Crashes - Congress Must Act Now

Fatal California Crash & Boston Accident highlight Sweatshops on Wheels

Transit union says policy makers  & carriers are co-conspirators for failure to address driver fatigue

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