Archive for November 2012

Policy Briefing and Report Release

Dear Friends, Please join us in a policy briefing and release of our new transit solutions report on Tuesday November 27 at 10 am in State House Room 437. 2013 promises to be a decisive year for transit funding. Thanks to the leadership of riders, advocates, our legislature and the administration, transit has come to…

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ATU members devastated by Superstorm Sandy

With the holidays coming, and the news stories no longer on the front page, the devastation of Superstorm Sandy is getting less attention. But our countless members living on Staten Island, in the Rockaways, and on Howard Beach who lost their homes and all their belongings are still trying to rebuild their lives. Or to the…

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2012 Rodeo Winners

Congratulations again to the 2012 Rodeo winners and participants! Front row: Repairers Jay Brooks and Rich Gonzalez (3rd place), Joe Glennon and Ivan Karmanov (1st place), Dennis Orozco and Ray Jerzylo (2nd place) 2nd row: Jim Richardi(Instructor), Delegate Equipment Maintenance Mike Keller, Svetlin Strahilov (Instructor),Repairers Kevin Perkins and Brendan Tuttle. Missing from photo Mark Brockman…

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Message from ATU Local 589 President John Lee

Dear Union Brothers & Sisters, Thanks to your efforts, we helped elect candidates who will fight for public transit as well as economic and social justice for all Americans. Be it a phone call, holding a sign, or talking to a friend – you made a difference and people have taken noticed, including our International…

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ATU International President Hanley’s Statement on the Election

WASHINGTON, DC – Larry Hanley, international president of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), released the following statement on the re-election of President Barack Obama. “Working families across this great country have spoken with the re-election of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. It is time for our nation to move forward and continue…

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2012 Election Voter Guide

Tomorrow is election day and all local 589 members need to get out an vote. Polls are open 7am to 8pm. Click here for the list of candidates endorsed by our union, which you can print out and take with you to the polls. Click here if you are unsure where to vote. Also, if you…

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2013 ATU Scholarship

Five scholarships are awarded each year. A sixth $2,000 scholarship is available for award to an applicant who will attend a technical or vocational post-secondary school. The competition is open to ATU members and their children. All applicants must meet the eligibility requirements and otherwise satisfy these Rules and Procedures. For each scholarship winner, the…

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ATU supports Walmart workers’ Black Friday protests

ATU is standing with Walmart workers to support demonstrations at stores and warehouses on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, to protest the company’s union-busting tactics, discrimination, and poor treatment of workers. Walmart workers are unable to support their families because of the company’s low wages, rising part-time work and erratic scheduling…

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Season’s Greetings

Members of the Executive Board and past officers of local 589 take a moment for a picture at the past officers luncheon. On behalf of the past and present officers of Local 589 we wish all 589 members and their families a safe and happy holiday season.  

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