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Welcome to the One Transit web page of ATU – the Amalgamated Transit Union. The transit industry is rapidly changing — and our union is changing to keep up with the needs of the woman and men who do the work of moving people to where they need to go. One thing that has not changed is our dedication to the proposition that every worker in our industry deserves a living wage, a secure job, access to affordable health care, and enough income for a dignified retirement. Regardless of what job you perform or who you work for, you are at home with ATU; the union for transit workers in the U.S. and Canada.
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ATU has always adapted to new forms of public and private transit. ATU members organized our union when horse drawn trolleys were the norm. Today, ATU members in the U.S. and Canada perform every kind of transit function; rail, bus, paratransit, and now the new arrivals on the scene. We see the growth of the new forms of transit as something that needs to be carefully managed and regulated; otherwise the transit workforce will be impoverished and all the benefits of the new systems will go only to the investors who own the new TNC corporations.
Yes. The majority of TNC drivers drive only part time, and even if that’s the case you still deserve a living wage for your time behind the wheel. Leave your contact information and note that you are already an ATU member.
Leave your name, cell phone, and e-mail in the boxes on this web page. ATU will contact you as we provide information, hold events, and push for a better wage and standard of living for all workers in the transit industry.
What makes us special?
Founded in 1892, the ATU today is comprised of over 190,000 members, including: metropolitan, interstate, and school bus drivers; paratransit, light rail, subway, streetcar, and ferry boat operators; mechanics and other maintenance workers; clerks, baggage handlers, municipal employees, and others. ATU can be found in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and nine Canadian provinces.
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